What We’re Drinking – Apsara Syrah 2014

The nose offers up aromas of butter, herbs, and blackberry. Blackberry pie comes through on the palate, with slightly unripe green flavors coming through. Some seared beef fat shows on the mid-palate through the finish. Drink with barbecue beef ribs. Recommended. 87 points. DBH


WHO: Apsara
WHAT: Syrah
DESIGNATION: Las Madres Vineyard
WHERE: Carneros, California
HOW MUCH: $36 (media sample)