| Wine Advocate 95 points (Oct 2006)
A black, sexy beast, the 2004 Syrah Brookman (aged in 50% new French oak) offers up amazingly full-bodied, intense, blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of roasted coffee, flowers, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, opulent, and long, it should drink well for 10-15 years. It appears to be slightly more forward than it was last year.
Wine Spectator 90 points
Firm, with juicy raspberry and red cherry flavors at the core. Shows a range of cedar and dusky spice overtones that add depth and class. Best from 2008 through 2016. Score: 90. —Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2006.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points
Shows tons of beautiful red and black berries on the nose, which carry over to the palate in the form of juicy, perfectly ripe flavors tinged with just a hint of graham cracker. Acidity is lively; can be enjoyed now through 2011. Score: 91. —Daryna Tobey, October 01, 2006.