“Cortona, Tuscany is one of the most promising corners in Italy for the production of Syrah-based wines. The 2011 Syrah Borgo delivers excellent varietal character with dark fruit nuances, spice, black pepper, leather, cured meat and bacon fat. The presentation is steady and forthcoming, without ever feeling too intense or heavy. In fact, the balance is just right. This producer shows a deft hand with this vigorous variety and has produced an extremely food-friendly and pleasurable red wine.”
"Fresh blackberry and strawberry fruit, with a dark, dense heart, overlaid with dried violets, aromatic herbs, and coffee notes. The palate has chewy blackberry and raspberry, with char-grilled meats, some tobacco, espresso, and a little sweet vanilla. The balance is excellent with plenty of acidity to carry the density, and tannins that add a delicate grip. The finish is solid, with lingering tobacco notes to complete the experience. Alluring and satisfying."
Best Buy: “Lifted aromas of violets give way to ripe blackberries edged with anise, cool and firmly tannic. Hints of grilled meat and black pepper on the finish suggest a match with grilled lamb chops.”
“Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice notes are laced together in the 2011 Syrah Borgo. This supple, sexy Tuscan Syrah is best enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its freshness and raciness.
“Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice notes are laced together in the 2011 Syrah Borgo. This is an especially supple, sexy Syrah with tons of near-term appeal. The 2011 isn't especially complex or varietal, but it sure is delicious. Best of all, the Borgo is a fabulous value.”