Posts tagged: Syrah

245 case Syrah stuns big boys!

A small winery but a big wine!  The name is a combination of the vineyard owners (a.k.a mom and dad) Nancy KIVELson and Tom AngSTADT.  An all estate property producing some great (mostly) Rhone wines.  Our tasting does not often tackle Syrahs, so it was time to do it again.  We brought in some great […]

98 Point Winemaker stuns in Blind tasting

Scott Hawley, winemaker at famed Torrin (many 95-98 point rated wines) is the skipper at the helm of the new Law Estate in Paso Robles. 80% of the estate is planted to Syrah and Grenache, while the rest of the property consists of Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane.  This is the PREMIERE release, […]

New DuMOL Designated Vineyard Releases!

Time flies, as this is the 16th release of DuMOL.  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” bottlings  are always something special, and this year is no difference.  Andy Smith pulled up his sleeves and put together an amazing […]

Syrah of the year!

Alta Colina is becoming a winery to be reckoned with in the battle of domestic Rhone varietals.  Although still a young property, each year the wines are showing more maturity and character.  I can only imagine how much better these wines will get when the vines get older.  Many among you have become big fans […]

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A limited Production “Precious” find

I am excited to introduce a new winery to our portfolio “Stage Left” an outfit specializing in “Rhone Varietals” from some of the most sought after vineyards in California.  For this offer I want to introduce the 2010 “Go Getter” a Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussane blend, and the single vineyard “Alder Springs” Syrah. Stage Left […]

The most important person in your office…

Whether you call this person an Administrative Professional, Office Manager, or Reception Specialist, chances are that your job would be a heck of a lot harder without them. Way back in 1952, Secretary’s Day was set aside “to recognize the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government depend.” The […]

The next 100 point winery is born

The name Apsara comes from the Sanskrit word for a celestial dancer whose movements represent the key elements in our wine, balance, purity and expression.  Robin Akhurst learned from some of the best in industry – Anne Claude Leflaive at Dom. Leflaive in Burgundy, Matt Wenk at Two Hands in the Barossa Valley, Thomas Rivers […]

Saxum Assistant’s Breathtaking Release

The Adams Ranch is in the Willow Creek region on the west side of Paso Robles and rests on a plateau with the Santa Lucia Mountains as a backdrop, with a steep drop to Vineyard Drive in the foreground. The vineyard is almost entirely Syrah, with some Grenache and Mourvedre peppered in. The vines are […]

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Astonishing Syrah (94 Points)

Jeff Cohn got his start at a Maryland winery of all places, not Napa not the Rhone Valley. He moved to California in 1993 as he really got the “wine bug”  and he wanted to learn from the best.  While getting his Master’s Degree in Agriculture Chemistry, with an emphasis on Enology he developed a […]

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94 Point Syrah ROCKS!

Founded by an army of one, Patrick Krutz, Krutz Family Cellars has just recently grown into its “full” business name. The 2003-’06 vintages were crafted entirely by Patrick. Youngest brother Cole came on the scene in 2007 and has been assisting in the cellar ever since. Also joining the operation (and the family) in 2008 […]

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