Lillian is not particularly Syrah-like. It doesn’t scream out the usual cocktail of blackberries, bacon fat, and lavender. The wines are lavish, but there is refined rocky quality in them that defies description. The 2010 vintage is no exception to this, but it is a vintage that emphasizes the lace-like structure and perfume of the wine.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 94
"Inky purple. Assertive aromas of black and blue fruits, spicecake, olive and smoky minerals. Picks up a sexy floral nuance with air, which carries onto the palate, joining vibrant boysenberry and blackcurrant flavors. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which clings with superb focus and persistence. "