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A Sunday afternoon is a great time for catch-up! That would be catch up on housework, laundry, and a quick look at some recent wines I’ve enjoyed.

rockwallRock Wall 2010 Dry Creek Petite Sirah – This was a big ol’ huge wine like most Petite Sirah but had a smooth mouth feel that many lack.

The wine has powerful blackberry, chocolate, and a nice spicy finish. This would be a great PS wine for anyone who has tried a PS and wasn’t sure they liked it. Oh, this is big wine but it sure does go down smooth.

Rock Wall 2010 Petite Sirah, SRP $35, Trade Sample, Highly Recommended

Fess-Parker-2010-Santa-Barbara-County-SyrahFess Parker 2010 Syrah – It had been awhile since I had enjoyed a Central California Coast 100 percent Syrah. I really had forgotten how good these wines can be when well made.

boone-imageThe Fess Parker Syrah had a rich plum flavor. It had the nice spice you’d expect in a Syrah. It was definitely dry with a finish that will linger. This Syrah needs a good decant and will benefit from getting it in the right glass. But its a great representation of California Syrah.

Oh, for those who don’t know, yes Fess Parker Syrah is from the late actor who portrayed Daniel Boone all those Sunday nights on Disney in the 1960s.

Fess Parker 2010 Syrah, SRP $25, Highly Recommended

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