Wine of the Week: 2008 Holus-Bolus Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

2008 Holus-Bolus Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

Holus-Bolus does it again with this terrific Santa Ynez Valley Syrah from the 2008 vintage. The label is an octopus with eight arms, two each for the four winemaker partners: Chad Melville, Jim Knight, Sashi Moorman and Peter Hunken.


Buy a bottle and revel in the heady aroma of cherries, blackberries, smoke and earth. The texture is velvety, the tannins round. A prime example of Central Coast Syrah that's drinking beautifully right now. Have it with


or prosciutto, lamb or pork, paté or meatloaf, or with a cheese plate.


Central Coast


About $25


Rich and full-bodied

What it goes with:

Raw-cured hams, lamb or pork, cheese

Where to find it:

John and Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080,

; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,

; Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant in Los Olivos, (805) 688-7265,

; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,

; Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale, (818) 330-9130,

; and Wade's Wines in Westlake Village, (818) 522-4445,