I first tasted this Syrah by winemaker Justin Kahler last October, and loved it. Tasting it again recently, it had aged impressively. Pretty in its complex fruit, it tastes of blackberries, plums, and blueberries, all nicely integrated with mineral and spice notes. This multi-layered Syrah is complex and quite elegant. Pair it with something equally special like rack of lamb, herb roasted prime rib of beef, or grilled quail with mushroom stuffing. Available at the Meritage Tasting Lounge beside Paso Robles City Park, $45 retail, it’s a great value considering the quality.