Here's an inspiring thought: As exciting as California wines made from Syrah and its Rhône Valley counterparts are at present, they are just beginning to realize their full potential. "Syrah has found a very nice niche and consumers have a very real and genuine appreciation for it," says Edna Valley winemaker John Alban, one of the state's leading Syrah producers.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2006.
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