The Diamond Series Syrah has a wide open nose of sweet, ripe, jammy fruit, displaying aromas of plum, cassis, black currant, violets and earth. In the mouth it is equally ripe and jammy upfront -- like a bushel full of berries. The flavors are fairly complex, with lots of ripe fruit and spice. You may taste something different, but I tasted boysenberry, overripe raspberry and hints of black pepper, dark chocolate, vanilla spice and earth. The acidity and tannins are mild, which make their appearance in the finish, balancing off the fruit and a touch of hotness.