The 2003 Tagaris Syrah is from the Columbia Valley in Washington State. It is 95% syrah and 5% cabernet. It is rich and much more plum flavored than almost all the syrahs I've tasted. It is also less peppery. Combine that with pretty soft tannins and it adds up to a pretty mellow syrah. We had this with cheese and fresh baked bread and it was a wonderful compliment. Got this on sale at the Frederick Wine House for $19.99. Quite a good value at that price.