Wine of the Week: L Donovan 2010 Syrah

Vineyard: Belmont Vineyard on Carpenter Hill Road in Medford

Winemaker: Linda Donovan

Price: $20

Production: 150 cases

Available: Linda Donovan's new tasting room at Valley View Orchard, 1800 N. Valley View Road, Ashland; open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Food pairings: Salmon, lighter meats, vegetarian dishes and grilled veggies

Tasting notes: A very spicy, not tannic, southern Rhone-style red with berry flavors and layers of chocolate, cardamom and vanilla.

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