Wednesday's tasting of Santa Barbara Syrahs, Grenaches and blends thereof, coupled with last week's tasting of similar wines from Paso Robles, reminded Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube of why young wines are so much fun to drink. The fresh berry flavors in young wines are fascinating: pure, rich, vivid and layered, and you often find such exotic flavors as boysenberry, huckleberry, wild raspberry and blackberry that you don’t easily find in other wines.
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