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  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Cowhorn Syrah 80

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  • 2009 Cowhorn Syrah 80
    Vineyard: Cowhorn Biodynamic vineyard in Jacksonville
    Winemaker: Bill Steele
    Recognition: 92 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
    Price: $35
    Case production: 630 cases
    What it goes with: T-bone or rib-eye steaks, roasted vegetables and savory or smoky-flavored pastas
    Tasting notes: Despite a growing season with 80 hours of frost, this 100 percent syrah is elegant and complex with dark cherry, cassis, beet root, violets, black tea and peat flavors.
    — Janet Eastman
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