2010 Domaine Combier, Crozes Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France.
This pretty and vibrant Syrah is full of beautiful black and blue fruit, spice, mineral and shows lovely pose and balance. The nose starts with violets, blueberry and game notes before a elegant palate of boysenberry, cherry and plums with white pepper, black olives, garrique and bacon. This wine is vivid and sleek with nice freshness and medium weight making for an easy and delightful Syrah that drinks great now and should age another 5 years most certainly. This is another great find from importer, Charles Neal, I suggest checking it out, it is a super value.
($34 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($29.95)