I like to end my day with a glass of wine.  Tonight I am drinking the 2005 Curran Reeves’ Ranch Syrah. Winemaker Kris Curran is a favorite of mine because her wines are expressive yet balanced. Curran believes that fruit from the warmer areas of the Valley yield superior, more flavorful wines. However she doesn’t let the fruit get overly ripe which might result in jammy fruit bomb wine. Her 2005 syrah would be a fabulous partner to flank steak or some other red meat. Jason and I paired the wine with chicken in a chipotle sauce. I worried that the heat and spice of the chipotle would completely overpower the Syrah, however this unusual pairing was a successful marriage of tastes.