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Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah 2005

by Nannette Eaton on March 1, 2010

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  — Anne Bradstreet

When life hands you hardship, grab a bottle of Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah, hunker down and hold on.  Drinking this wine is comforting.  It has lush aromas and flavors of blackberry and raspberry jam, with soft tannins.  Give it an hour and it mellows out and the rough edges smooth away.

The details: 14.5% alcohol.  Cork closure.  The wine is 100% syrah from the Demeter Certified biodynamic Fairbairn Ranch.  The retail price is $32 and can be procured from select retailers or directly from Mendocino Farms website.  This was a media sample generously provided by the Magnanimous Wine Group.

The music match is “Cannonball” from Damien Rice from the album O, or the amazing cover by Vienna Teng from the album World Cafe Presents Modern Troubadours.