2011 Syrah The 2011 Del Dotto Syrah is a wonderful wine, possibly easier to mistake for a Northern Rhone wine, than our more classic California offerings. The cool end to the season in 2011 has provided us with a Syrah giving great notes of white pepper and allspice wrapped around a core of wild blackberries. Particularly interesting in this vintage are the mineral notes: graphite, slate, and crushed rock. As the wine opens up, it's depth begins to show as does the rich, but well structured palate. With a particularly small production, get this wine while it is available.