Wine of the Week: Szabo Vineyards 2008 Syrah


Syrah lovers, take note: Local Szabo Vineyards’ Sierra Foothills 2008 Syrah is well worth seeking out. This luscious blockbuster of a Syrah, produced in Nevada City, smacks the palate with ripe, sumptuous flavors of black cherry and blackberry, embellished with spicy hints of cinnamon, white pepper and a faint, lingering licorice-violet-cedar finish. Pair this full-flavored red with grilled flank steak, roasted duck, barbecued ribs and pizza.