2008 Sinor-LaVallee Luna Matta Vineyard Paso Robles Syrah

14.9% alc., 98 cases, $25. Sourced from 1 acre of this vineyard planted to clone 174. Mike emphasizes that the power in this wine comes from leanness and structure without overt jammy fruit that is often found in Paso Robles Syrah. · Deep, dark purple color in the glass. Lovely perfume of fresh blackberries, black currants, dried plums and oak cask. Layered flavors of plum sauce, dark berries, anise and sassafras. A big-boned wine with a prodigious tannic backbone and an intensely fruity ending that finishes dry and clean. Very good. Reviewed May 15, 2011

Winery: Sinor-LaVallee
From article: Sinor-LaVallee Wines: California Dreamin’