2008 Beckmen Syrah Barrel Select Santa Ynez Valley

2-hour decant. Opaque dark red color. Faint aroma of roasted meat. Intense on the palate, blackberries and roasted meat, some blueberry. Fine tannins, slightly sharp acidity, good balance. Finishes long and spicy with black cherry notes. Not faded at all, but has lost some complexity since my last bottle 2 years ago. Drink over the next 3 years. "B+"