The 2015 County Line Syrah from the Sonoma Coast is deeply concentrated - an almost opaque ruby with a blue hue. An intoxicating nose of black fruit including tart plum, blackberry and fresh black cherry are first identified. More subtle tones of dates and Kir liqueur follow. Complex even in its youth, this Syrah moves quickly to earthier tones. Fresh turned earth is prevalent on the nose along with a hint of leather. Wet stone adds texture and a mineral verve to the wine. Finally, an unmistakable juniper scent weaves its way through savory aromas of peppercorn and black olive.