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Adelaida 2008 Syrah Viking Vineyard Paso Robles


This impressive, bold Syrah is earning the top scores from the critics, and deservedly so. You can still get it at their Paso Robles tasting room for $65. Hued a deep purple, it tastes of luscious blackberries, plums, and blueberries, all elegantly weaved with a thread of exotic spices. It drinks beautifully now but will reward you after a few years’ aging in the cellar. Grown on a mountaintop, the steep vineyard is on a limestone shelf that’s only 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Should you drink it early, pair it with equally bold foods: leg of lamb, venison, squab, or roast prime rib.


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