The 2008 Wild Eye Syrah had inky black purple color, and was very intiguing and complex upon first sniff. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, plum, black cherry, black pepper,white pepper, meat, leather, loaded with spice, with medium+ oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, silky tannin, very layered delicious black fruit, beautiful balance, complex wine with moderate length to the finish. Solid wine that wine age quite well. I still have some 04′s I’m enjoying.