90 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The real stars from Andrew Murray are the three Syrahs. The dense 2006 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard is a candidate for early consumption given its seductive, blackberry, olive, roasted meat, damp earth, and spice box-scented perfume. Soft, lush, round, and medium to full-bodied, it will be at its finest over the next 5-7 years." 90 points Robert Parker
"The 2006 Andrew Murray Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard possesses knockout aromatics of spicy blackberry and raspberry fruit, underbrush, smoked meat and leather. It's complex and nuanced yet shows upfront, ripe fruit as well. In the mouth the wine is medium bodied with vibrant acidity and a medium length finish. Drink this beauty over the next 5 to 7 years." 90 points - Jeb Dunnuck - Rhone Report
"I have always believed that wines are made in the vineyard, and that we winemakers are simply stewards of the vineyard. It's all about soil and climate, or as the French would say, âterroirâ. I sought vineyards in a variety of temperate ranges that would enable me to produce both unique single-vineyard Syrah, as well as Syrah to use in creating provocative blends. In the cooler climes, I selected the Watch Hill Vineyard that lies in the cool corridor of Los Alamos."
"These grapes are typically lower in potential alcohol content, higher in acidity, and as a result can take longer to reach their potential and of course last longer in the bottle. Producing flavors of black olive, red cherries, crushed raspberries, violet floral notes, white pepper, and that earthy essence that smacks of the forest floor, this wine is reminiscent of authentic French Syrah. I am proud to craft these wines into efforts that resemble my favorites from Cote-Rotie." -Winery