Blackberry, a little blueberry, black pepper, and vanilla all show on the nose. The palate is juicy with black fruit, dusty with fine tannins, and well-balanced. Blackberry and boysenberry, a blend of fresh and jammy, lead, with vanilla, black pepper, and then a finish like the crisp smoky end cut of a nice prime rib. Rich, round, and mouth-filling, this would pair beautifully with baked steak. Highly Recommended. 91 points.

WHO: Dobbes Family Estate
WHAT: Syrah
WHERE: Oregon, Rogue Valley
VINEYARD: Fortmiller Vineyard
WHEN: 2010

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