Pear Valley 2007 Syrah, Paso Robles
Pear Valley is located on the east side of Paso Robles, right smack in the middle of it all. The winery is very new, newer even than this wine (it wasn’t built until 2008). However, the vineyards of Pear Valley date back a decade. This is one of the sunnier and warmest parcels of Paso vineyards, and very suited to high quality and aggressively priced luxury wines.
This is a wine that is used at the Wine School of Philadelphia in some of our introductory classes, due to it’s excellent quality-to-price ratio and it’s varietal correctness. It also makes for a great glass or wine.
Inky and smoky, like a blueberry with a bacon fetish, this wine starts out with a savory quality that is punctuated with aromas of quince. Medium to full bodied it hits the palate both round and tannic. Notes of clove and nutmeg follow the deep dark fruit flavors and then comes the flavors of burnt earth and lavender.