Winemaker/owner Pax Mahle is so wine-geeked-out, he floats. You should love all his wines like I do. This California syrah is gutsy, beefy and in your face. Offers up blueberry, cherry, chocolate and peppermint. Also try the Cuvée Christine.43.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $50.
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.