Starts with hints of coffee, meat and pepper, and has a wonderfully concentrated heart of blackberry, cassis, cherry and spice flavors. ... 9 1 Radio-Coteau 2003 Timbervine Syrah (Russian River Valley); $45. ... This Syrah starts off a bit reductive, with scents of rubber and asphalt, but blossoms on the palate into a smooth beauty ... Bold, peppery aromas, and a long, lush finish complete a fine package. ... 78 I WINE ENTHUSIAST I SEPTEMBER 2005 WINE ENTHUSIAST I BUYING GUIDE.