Syrah / Shiraz

Mar 132011
2006 Shake Ridge Vineyards, Amador County, CA (S) $32 – Rating 90

Yorba Syrah is a well made complex, lush and jammy wine. Flavors of blackberry, dark fruit, black pepper, vanilla with a hint of broken-in leather make this an excellent wine to enjoy alone or with steak or grilled lamb.

Mission Estate Winery Syrah

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Jan 222011
2009 Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay Syrah, New Zealand, $13 — Rating 87

Mission Estate Hawke’s Bay was a truly delightful New Zealand Syrah.  A lighter style, this wine is soft, round and more food friendly than most Syrahs. Well balanced and fruit forward with flavors of  blackberry and spice. A great wine to enjoy with friends and conversation. At $13 retail it’s a deal. Beware of big restaurant mark-ups on this wine.