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94 • Parmelee-Hill 2009 Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Valley $37. Cellar Selection.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of blackberries, dried flowers and bacon, and peppery spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, savory, cranberry, tomato and toffee finish. A zesty syrah that will be great with spicy Middle Eastern lamb. (tasted on Oct-22-2012)
94 • Parmelee-Hill 2008 Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Valley $35.
Ruby black color with a fading rim. Bold coffee, chocolate, peppercorn, and berry pie aromas have a savory character with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, dried cherry and salty buttered nut accented finish. A delicious and immensely table tuned syrah that will be great with lamb and pork roasts. (tasted on Oct-22-2012)
88 • Frey 2011 Organic, Syrah, Redwood Valley $15. Best Buy. Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Deep ruby color. Spicy aromas of roasted sweet potatoes, peppers, figs, and sandalwood with a have an interesting agave-like quality with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cherry, cedar and mulberry finish with chewy tannins. An exotic syrah to pair with steak fajitas. (tasted on Oct-15-2012)