Pax Wine Cellars-Syrah-Viognier-Alder Springs Vineyard-The Terraces-Mendocino County-California-2005-13.9% Alcohol-$50.50-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color. A full bodied red, with blueberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, was a bit disappointed, decant. RP-92 WS-85 CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
VitaLuce Vineyards-Syrah-Reserve-Paso Robles-California-2006-15.2% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied Syrah, with black cherry, plum, some licorice and spice on finish. The heat is contained, a very good QPR. NR CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.