This is the basic Jaffurs Syrah. It is one of the great values in warmer climate Syrah from California. It typically retails for around $30. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great with black raspberries, roasted meats, slight violets and black pepper. On the palate, there is a nice energy. Bright black raspberry fruit. Underlying roasted meats and earthiness. Great texture. This drinks great on release and continues to improve for a decade. Goes well with medium or heartier foods and especially Indian foods. If you are not on this wineries mailing list, you should be.