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Tasting Highlights: California Syrah

A dozen new Syrahs from three of California's top producers of Rhône varietal wines
James Laube
Posted: October 13, 2008

Santa Barbara is making big strides with reds made from Syrah and other Rhône varietals. Craig Jaffurs is one of the veterans, and his wines keep getting better. In the past few vintages the wines have been a shade riper, with deeper, richer flavors, and tannins that are softer and fleshier.

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