Friday, December 15, 2006

Peralta Syrah 2004 Wine Review (NW)

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!

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