JEB DUNNUCK 94-96 POINTS - "Not yet bottled, the 2017 Syrah Bouquet Garni comes all from Bennett Valley and is 100% Syrah that will be bottled in May of this year. It has an attractive bouquet of blue and red fruits, violets, lavender, and gamey, pan dripping-like characteristics. (I actually wrote mint covered lamb in my notes.) These carry to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Syrah that has beautiful fruit and considerable elegance, yet still with plenty of classic cool climate Syrah wildness. It's going to be a beautiful wine that will drink nicely in its youth yet also evolve for 10-12 years or more."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 94+ POINTS - "Syrah Bouquet Garni is made from a field selection of three Syrah clones planted to a vineyard in Sonoma's Bennett Valley. Deep purple-black in color, the 2017 Syrah Bouquet Garni springs form the glass with savory/earthy elements of dried herbs, black olives, charcoal and beef drippings over a core of fresh blackberries and warm plums plus a waft of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a compelling chewiness to the texture, matching all those savory layers, finishing long and pepper-laced. 147 cases were made."