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90 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2011 Estate, Syrah, Alexander Valley $20.
Dark garnet color. Aromas of cherry-vanilla yogurt, toffee, tar, and sandalwood incense with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy raspberry tart, smoked peppercorn, and green apple finish. A zesty table wine that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)
89 • PEJU 2011 Syrah, Napa Valley $35.
Garnet violet black color. Aromas of black raspberry, toffee, herb, and peppery spice with a creamy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mellow, leafy earth and praline accented finish. A smooth, polished sipper or table wine. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
89 • Serena's Vineyard 2010 Syrah, Paso Robles.
Garnet black color. Layered aromas of baked raspberries, vanilla nut brittle, and ham with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced sour cherry, pepper, and melon accented finish with dusty tannins. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)
86 • Red Hat 2010 Winemaker's Reserve, Four Sister's Ranch, Syrah, Paso Robles.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet black color. Aromas of smoked ham, raspberry preserves and chocolate nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, craisin, peppery spice, and leafy earth accented finish. A solid, dry table wine. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)