This Washington state offering from Fresh & Easy's in-house Rockliffe Family lineup features pepper is typically Syrah on the nose, featuring pepper, red-berry fruit, and loamy soil on the nose. There are likewise Syrah notes on the palate, notably plum, black cherry, and leathery earth.
It's a decent red in the style, though a bit closed and a little harsh in the finish. What's more, it lacks the opulent, spicy elements typical of so many Washington Syrahs in the same price range.
Total value: 10/15