Tonight we got together with a few friends to taste some selections from a new wine club (our friend Gary is the wine buyer).  My favorites were two reds from Kaleidos Winery. The 2004 Kaleidos Morpheus is a blend of 67% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre.  It had a silky mouth feel with flavors of dark chocolate, mocha and black cherry.  Robert Parker gave it 90-2 points.  With a price of around $28, this one drinks as though it is much pricier.  Definitely a good value!  They only made 266 cases though – so carpe diem!  Or better yet, carpe vinum!   The 2005 Kaleidos Oak Rock is a blend of 62% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot.  Earth, smoke, chocolate, black currants and spicy pepper flavors dominate this dark purple wine.  After picking up a few bottles, we then headed over to Los Olivos for dinner at Patrick’s Side Street Café.  As always, the “specials” were all enticing.  I eventually decided on halibut with wasabi tobiko and saffron rice.  WOW!  We shared a lovely bottle of the 2006 McPrice Myers L’Ange Rouge Grenache.   If you’re into scores, The Wine Spectator gave this wine 91 points.  I don’t care about a wine’s scores as much as its taste – I like the spicy, berry flavors and the long, long almost herbal finish.  Yum!