2007 Blair Fox Syrah Purisima Mountains Santa Barbara County

I remember not being overly impressed by this wine on release or even after a couple of years in the cellar. But tonight it was really singing. Dark red in color with very slight fading at the edges. The nose is dark fruits and a lovely scent of warm spice. The fruit is rich and smooth, blackberries, blueberries and cracked black pepper. Firm tannins, good acidity and balance. Finishes moderately long and peppery. Drinking really well right now and, I'd guess, for 2 or 3 years out. B+