Smith-Berry Winery non-vintage "Brother John" American Dry Red Wine ($18.99)
Very dark garnet. Fresh, fruity cherry-berry scent with subtle notes of smoke and meat, typical ripe Syrah. Mouth-filling and ripe, juicy black fruit and tart acidity, well structured with soft tannins. Very nicely put together at a rational 13.5% alcohol, with characteristics that will appeal both to lovers of ripe California Syrah and structured Northern Rhone Syrah. US Importer: N/A (Jun 11, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Grilled beef would be a splendid companion, but we had no complaints with a couple of thick, juicy pan-seared locally grown pork chops.



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