Rosenblum Cellars Solano County England-Shaw Vineyard 2005 Syrah, $26-$34, 90 points, is a deep garnet color, transparent at the rim, the aroma is a stout plum with hints of cedar and black olive.
A medium body conveys a pronounced sweet florality (Not usually to my liking), red licorice, plum, and juicy red cherry.
The finish has a serious flash cayenne-white pepper heat, which is what makes the sweet florality work.
This is another different kind of Syrah that broadens this varietal's boundaries. This is a wine that recalls roses and summer lightning storms; it is also a Shiraz by another name, and Australia is now in the middle of summer. So, whether Syrah or Shiraz, open a bottle and imagine summer zephyrs in the afternoon sun.
Sorry, I can't remember where I bought this or how much I paid for it, but the above pricing info is from wine sellers on the internet.
Also, for what it's worth, and just to help you who might be interested in buying this wine to be informed, the WS scored this wine 86 points.
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