My Favorite Syrah for The Holidays
New Vintage – Market Favorite
2015 Alban Vineyards Patrina Syrah
Moving to the 2015 reds, the 2015 Patrina shows beautifully from barrel and even better from bottle, which is always a good sign. There’s not much of it, but it’s a magnificent Syrah loaded with notions of cassis, blackberries olive tapenade, and ground pepper. Possessing awesome purity of fuit, medium to full body, and a great finish, it should be snatched up by savvy readers.