The color shows the wine’s age, just starting to go from deeper colors in the center to a brick red at the edges. The nose shows classic Northern Rhone – a bushel blackberries in a room full of dry-aging beef. The same blackberries and meat show on the palate, with black pepper, raspberries join the party on the mid-palate. Meat flavors move toward smoked meats on the finish, adding lingering licorice. Tannins are fine, soft, mouth-coating. Drink with dry-aged New York Strip. Highly Recommended. DH

WHO: Paul Jaboulet Ainé
WHAT: Syrah
WHERE: Cornas, Northern Rhone, France
DESIGNATION: Les Grandes Terrases
WHEN: 2003
HOW MUCH: $42

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David Honig