SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—The 2009 Jorian Hill Syrah from the Santa Ynez Valley is a rich wine with a lush garnet color. In this syrah you’ll find bright berry aromas backed with a pleasingly complex touch of oak and leather. Raspberry jumps out on the palate with fine acidity and plenty of tannin.
All of the components are well balanced, so even with the bright fruit-forward flavor; this is a wine to age for a few years and is well worth it at $30 a bottle.
I’ve also tried the 2010 Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This one has an intense, deep rich red color, concentrated with aromas of ripe fruits like; currants, black cherries, and even black tea.