Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Award winning winemaker James Rowan has created a Waiheke Syrah that is synonymous with opulence, extravagance & femininity. Warm berry fruit & black plums worthy of a decadent Roman Emperor. This voluptuous silhouette offers hints of spice that are bound by toasty oak. A seamless structured palate with a bodice that is receptive & candid. SOHO Rosso… inspired by Valentino, created for lovers of perfection.
An elegantly concentrated palate of black berries, black pepper & seductive spices. Nutty oak balanced by fine chocolatey tannins. Violet & black florals lead to a stylish lingering finish with mineral elements."
Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Magnificently crafted and flatteringly classy, this gorgeous syrah displays black/blueberry, dark plum, violet, toasted hazelnut and floral characters with a hint of pepper spice on the nose. It is equally impressive and gratifying on the palate, and delivers waves of delicious fruit flavours together with seductive spicy nuances, brilliantly complemented by silky tannins. At its best: now to 2026."