Robert Biale Vineyards-Syrah-Kiger Family Vineyards-Sonoma Valley-California-2007-15.2% Alcohol-$51.50-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied and dense Syrah, with black currants, black cherries, licorice and herbs, smoothed out from last time tried, in a good drinking zone. NR CR-90 Good with steak, chicken, pasta.
14 Hands Winery-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2011-13.5% Alcohol-$10.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium bodied Merlot, with cherry, blackberry, plum, some chocolate and spice on finish, a good QPR. NR CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.