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March 17, 2008
Reining in the Rhone Rangers Appetizers With Mike Dunne
"A few first impressions from yesterday's 11th annual Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting in San Francisco:

...I also came away from the tasting with a new appreciation for syrah as a varietal, but with a caveat: You increase your odds of finding a memorable syrah if you stick to producers who have been working with the grape the longest and who seem to spend as much time in the vineyard coddling the fruit as they do in the cellar refining it into wine. Based on yesterday's tasting, those brands include Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Lagier Meredith Vineyard, Copain Wine Cellars, Holly's Hill Vineyards, Edmunds St. John, Domaine Serene, Peay Vineyards, Morgan Winery, Io Wines..."

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