Alpha_Estate_banner alpha-xino syrah merlotTasted by GrapeRover. Dark ruby with brown edges. Medium density. Concentrated harmonious aroma's of blackberry, red currant, prune, toast, vanilla, black pepper, clove, and black olive. Soft acidity. Ripened flavors like blackberry, red currant, forest floor, medium toast, vanilla, and black pepper. Medium/full bodied. Smooth overall texture. Pleasant medium finish. Drink a.s.a.p. (86 pts.) - Tasted 3/7/2012.