Cline Cellars 2008 Los Carneros Syrah

The Cline Cellars 2008 Los Carneros Syrah opened with black cherry and black currant aromas. I also detected a hint of leather as I tilted the wine glass to relish my first taste of the wine. I found tart cherries and plums on the palate with a slight mocha finish (this was a nice combination of flavors) with a hint of coffee and vanilla. This was a really nice wine priced at $28 with a value of 2 1/2 corks. I paired this with a Chicago-style hot dog.