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19 Exceptional California Syrahs

A sampling of wines that display the grape’s versatility in the Golden State
James Laube
Posted: September 14, 2009


Move over Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Syrah is making a case for itself as the most versatile grape in California. It can star just about anywhere it’s grown. Witness this week’s sampling, a selection of noteworthy wines from 2006 and 2007 vintages, extending north from Rockpile in Sonoma and south to Sta. Rita Hills.

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