Lillian Winery

California Syrah

9.354 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Deep and rich blackcurrant, some smoky wood and menthol. Lush with a bit of alcohol burn. Intense.

Deep and rich blackcurrant, some smoky wood and menthol. Lush with a bit of alcohol burn. Intense.

Apr 28th, 2019
Darin Kendrick

Maggie has a way with Syrah. Meat, pepper, very floral, and well integrated. Casting a lot of sediment. Beautiful big wine.

Maggie has a way with Syrah. Meat, pepper, very floral, and well integrated. Casting a lot of sediment. Beautiful big wine.

Nov 26th, 2014
john&stacy brilliantmistakewines

Another nice wine, little less oak, more tannic, cherry, rhubarb, nicely done!

Another nice wine, little less oak, more tannic, cherry, rhubarb, nicely done!

Apr 25th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.7

Ripe and jammy dark fruits with a mouth coating texture.

Ripe and jammy dark fruits with a mouth coating texture.

Apr 19th, 2014
Stephen Carney

2009 Blue Label. Beautiful wine, as always!!

2009 Blue Label. Beautiful wine, as always!!

Feb 24th, 2014
Trent Fletcher

Full throttle yet dialed in and under control! First time with Maggie’s wines as I’ve sat on this now for six years and I was not disappointed.

After a three hour double decant; deep, inky purple in color; intoxicating floral perfume and lavender on the nose, liqueur, and meatiness; palate is so smooth and plush, with blackberry and blueberry compote, subtle smokiness, kirsch liqueur, mild black olive, definite lemon curd zing on the mid palate; the 15.2% alcohol is under control as I get no heat or burn; this is rich but such a smooth drinker. Just wonderful.

And for those who care...drinking tonight in celebration of Liverpool FC the 2019 European Champions!

Full throttle yet dialed in and under control! First time with Maggie’s wines as I’ve sat on this now for six years and I was not disappointed.

After a three hour double decant; deep, inky purple in color; intoxicating floral perfume and lavender on the nose, liqueur, and meatiness; palate is so smooth and plush, with blackberry and blueberry compote, subtle smokiness, kirsch liqueur, mild black olive, definite lemon curd zing on the mid palate; the 15.2% alcohol is under control as I get no heat or burn; this is rich but such a smooth drinker. Just wonderful.

And for those who care...drinking tonight in celebration of Liverpool FC the 2019 European Champions!

Jun 2nd, 2019
Bryan Kesting

Maggie’s wines are consistently good. This did not disappoint.

Maggie’s wines are consistently good. This did not disappoint.

Jan 14th, 2019
TheSkip

Another great showing. The olive and bacon fat are right there. Tannins are nicely integrated.

I took wax off top for Coravin and upon pouring, a drop came out from the cork. Will be interesting to see how this holds. Won’t plan to hold for long.

Another great showing. The olive and bacon fat are right there. Tannins are nicely integrated.

I took wax off top for Coravin and upon pouring, a drop came out from the cork. Will be interesting to see how this holds. Won’t plan to hold for long.

Mar 25th, 2018
Nick Ferrall

Big and Savory

Big and Savory

Feb 17th, 2017
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Savory and ripe all in one package. Tasty package it is, if in the riper/oakier side

Savory and ripe all in one package. Tasty package it is, if in the riper/oakier side

Dec 11th, 2013