97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Leading off the two Syrahs, the 2017 Syrah Cinematique comes from a great vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA and was destemmed and aged 20 months in 60% new French oak. Sexy notes of black raspberries, vanilla bean, bay leaf, ground pepper, and hints of crushed violets all emerge from this incredibly seamless, elegant, ethereal Syrah. Medium to full-bodied, deeply colored, and concentrated, it's no small wine, yet it always has a graceful, elegant style that builds beautifully with time in the glass. It has enough tannins to benefit from a year or three of bottle age and will drink brilliantly over the following decade or more. Drink: 2021-2031. (10/31/19)"
96 points CellarTracker.com community score.
94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Syrah Cinematique is all class. Elegant, restrained and noble in its beauty, the 2017 has so much to offer. Hints of lavender, mint, spice, new leather and menthol are laced into a core of dark cherry fruit in this super-finessed, elegant Syrah. The 2017 is simply stellar. That's all there is to it. Drink: 2020-2029. (Sep 2019)"