Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2010 $120 ★★★★★

“2010 is quite possibly the best we’ve ever done” announced winemaker Warren Gibson as I sat down to a vertical tasting of Homage dating back to the debut 2002 vintage.  It’s a wine only made in the most exceptional years, and the 2010 is definitely one of the greats.  Soft white pepper and fennel aromas lead to plush, juicy plum fruit in the mouth and tightly coiled tannins.  There’s an elegant, slightly meaty character that will need a few more years to really express its sophistication.