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Sinor LaVallee 2008 Syrah Luna Matta Paso Robles

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This classic Syrah will lure you into thinking it’s from France, but this one is from Paso Robles’ Westside growing area. Winemaker Mike Sinor did a terrific job of making this nicely balanced Rhone red. Its forward black fruit flavors are weaved with minerals, earth, and spice, resulting in a fine wine layered with flavors. Serve this with something equally delicious: your favorite steak, any kind of lamb dish, game, or quail. But I must warn you, it’s so drinkable on its own, you may find it hard to save some for dinner. An excellent buy at $25, you can get it online at sinorlavallee.com.

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