On Saturday night, I had pre-dinner at First Crush in San Francisco. Among the wines I tried was the Robert Pecota 2000 Syrah, which tastes like spicy liquid beef jerky, but in a good way. Completely unlike that, but also good, was the Gregory Graham Knights Valley 2001 Viognier. A world apart from the average Viognier, this one was subtle and crisp. Finally, the Eagle & Rose 2000 Syrah had a pleasantly dry desert vibe to it, with hints of cedar.
It was a fun place, with a friendly crowd.