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Deal of the Month, 2009 Runquist Paso Robles Syrah

Beth Ribblett

Jeff Runquist selects most of the fruit for his wines from California's Amador County, but he thinks the best Syrah comes from Paso Robles.  So for this bottling he combines fruit from three different growers in Paso, Steve Carter, Dan Westigard and Bob Goodwin. All three vineyards are located in the Estrella River Plain, where the thin soils,warm climate and cool harvest nights help tame this bold grape variety.  The resulting wine has lots of  depth and concentration, with jammy black fruits, mocha and milk chocolate and touch of hickory smoke. Rich and creamy on the palate with well integrated tannins.

Lucky for us the wholesaler was closing out the vintage.  I received 44 bottles on Friday and we are down to 2 cases. Once it's gone, it's gone....Check it out here on the winery's site at $24/bottle.  Swirl price is $17!  No other discounts apply!!