Very fruity nose of wild red berries
Smooth core with notes of anise and spice
Good finish, tapers with more wild berries and a touch of pepper
This is what reasonably-priced California Syrah should taste like. It has balance, layers, and a little pizazz. To me, this tastes better than a lot of Australian Shiraz at the same price point. According to the Peralta website, the reference price is $11. I paid $14 in Massachusetts. I might be able to do better for $14-15 with an Australian, but $11 makes this wine a compelling story. Raise a glass!