The Kenneth-Crawford 2006 Verna's Vineyard Syrah has a dark, brilliant red to purplish hue with aromas of black cherries, spice, cinnamon, and smoke. The wine has a plush mouthfeel that is rich and satisfying with a nice backbone of acidity that keeps the wine lively and deliciously food friendly. The wine becomes deeper and sweeter on the finish while retaining striking vivacity. This is balanced to reward cellaring but is awefully sexy right now. [+]