This deeply opaque Syrah blend spent 30 months in very tightly grained new French oak. It is already terrific and has years ahead of it. Tannins are very sweet. Flavors comes in waves, with tremendous depth. Blackberries are the lead dark fruit among several, along with the meaty/smoky flavors of the crisp end of a prime rib, including the rub of leafy spices like sage and rosemary. Excellent, and very highly recommended.

WHO: Shafer
WHAT: Syrah, Petite Sirah
WHERE: Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $70

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