intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth,
crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety
tannins. It's full-bodied, characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso,
black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth.
Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate
and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on
the long finish.