L Donovan 2010 Syrah
Vineyard: Belmont Vineyard on Carpenter Hill Road in Medford
Winemaker: Linda Donovan
Production: 150 cases
Available: Linda Donovan’s 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.