Sally and I recently brought a bottle of 2007 Laird Suscol Ranch Syrah with us on a trip to Phoenix with my parents and Sally's Mom. We shared the bottle one night before dinner, but local laws prevented us from bringing another bottle to the restaurant. That was a real shame since the wine was outstanding, but would have been even better with food.
Good thing we had a second bottle!
Sally and I enjoyed bottle number two over dinner a few nights ago. The Syrah paired well with Sally's beer braised short rib and my pappardelle ragu. It had dark fruit flavors, like blackberry pie filling, and a silky smooth finish. As you can tell from the picture, we also picked a very nice setting for our meal.