2004 Margerum Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard

After tasting the 2003 with disappointing results, I decided to try the last of the 2004s. A dark fruited, spicy nose. Plums and warm spice on the palate. Bit harsh on the mid-palate. Fully resolved tannins, decent acidity and balance. A bit of heat comes through. Finishes short and undistinguished. Not dead, but I'd drink up. I liked it better than Pat who sent me to the cellar for something else. "C"