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2007 Liberty School Central Coast Syrah

First Aromas of cedar and cherry, followed by the promise of earthiness. Later, candied florals emerge. Deep plum red color with an undertone of brown bears out the promise: this is European-style in flavor and acidity, but New World in its apparent low tannins and mild finish.
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2006 Bennett Lane Maximus

This full bodied blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah is very well-balanced. It lacks the complexity of Napa's very best, but is delightful for its price point. It is also quite food-friendly, in part...
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Olson Ogden Syrah 2007

A smoky, full-bodied wine leading with dusty red fruit, followed by tar and tannins that still seem rather tight. This is sure to benefit from time in the cellar or a well-marbled steak.