2004 Avila Syrah, Santa Barbara County ($13)

WINE FIND

October 18, 2006|By Michael Dresser

This lush, rich red wine represents one of the best values around in California syrah. It's a beefy but soft-textured wine with chewy blackberry fruit, a hint of black raspberry and a dollop of chocolate and coffee. This is an impressive wine that is appealing now but should age well for five years or more. Serve with beef stew, prime rib or game.

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