Wait, you passed your SATs with flying colors? Complete surprise proving the parts don’t total up to the sum. I feel the Syrah here, but only if I squint. Otherwise not like a typical Petit Syrah nor a Petit Verdot. Nose is black pepper. On the palate, it’s more black pepper with earthy notes like leather and mushroom. There’s fruit in there, too, like obligatory black cherry. Drinks fine on its own if you’re a red wine snob, but others will likely want to pair it with red steak, barbecue, or even blackened chicken. Pretty darn good, and drank just as well on the 2nd day.