Wine Advocate 88 points - The lower-keyed 2008 Syrah Stagecoach Vineyard Black Bart possesses very good fruit but not quite the depth or power of the 2007. More elegant but less intense than its older sibling, it should drink well for 5-7 years. (Dec 2010)
A brilliant crimson red color. Aromas of mocha, black raspberries and
pepper that lead to a full-flavored palate of currants, blackberries, pepper
and spice closing with a long, memorable finish. Serve with Kona crusted
dry aged sirloin with caramelized shallot butter. Drink now through 2016.