Sherwood Estate RD1 Waipara Syrah 2010 $29 ★★★½

Dayne and Jill Sherwood have been growing grapes and making wine in Canterbury for 25 years, and with expert guidance from winemaker Petter Evans they’ve managed to add a tasty little southern syrah to their repertoire.  Lots of sweet, juicy red fruits on the nose and palate with some pepper and cocoa characters sneaking in there too.