2010 Cline Sonoma County Syrah, CA $4.99

Silverdale, WA    13% alc.    (Purchased on 12/20/13)

From an old reputable family owned winery that generally gives you decent wines and good bang for few bucks.  This Syrah usually retails for $9-$10, so at half that price at GO, it’s not a bad buy.  And I picked up this bottle during the recent sale for $3.99.

IMG_1347Clear medium ruby/purple.  Very fragrant, fruity nose of raspberry, dark cherry and pie cherry.  Flavors show more tart pie cherry and underripe raspberries with fresh ground black pepper.  Really quite delightful, unpretentious red fruit flavors that seem more Grenache-like than Syrah.  The fairly high acidity points in that same direction.  Perfumed, fruity, but peppery finish.  Won’t blow you away, but it’s a nice little food wine that would go well with ham, most pork dishes and grilled or roast chicken.

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