Posts tagged: Syrah

DuMOL’s 2012 SPECTACULAR NEW RELEASES

2012 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were up slightly, so that always helps when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand.I would say that this might be the best ever release from this winery, and I hear from Kerry and Andy that the various wine publications that tasted the wine gave it […]

Wine of the Month

Stolpman Vineyards is one of the larger vineyard holdings in Santa Barbara at 220 acres, but they sell a lot more than they make into their own wines.  That said, the Angeli bottling is the very best of the best of their estate, or the crème de la crème as the French would say.  The […]

Killer Syrah wins blinds tasting

In a recent blind tasting of great Syrahs we had a real surprise jump out!  Our group of 15 lined up some great wines, including: Carlisle “James Berry” (94 WA) Bedrock (94 WA) Chalk Hill (94 WA) Two Hands “Lily’s Garden” (92 WS) Piedrasassi (92 WA) Lucia “Susan’s Hill (95 WA) Lucia “Garys’” (94 WA) […]

2 Acre Syrah Knockout!

Davis Family is a small family owned winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma that produces small batch Syrah, Pinot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel.  The Estate Syrah vineyard is only 2 acres, so NO production quantity at all!  The 2010 vintage was long allowing the tannins to fully develop on the vine while the rest […]

The Nuts and Bolts of a 95 Point Wine

This is Syrah at its BEST!  Russell From is probably one of the most colorful winemakers in California, but he is a darn good artist!  I’d call him the Joe Montana of Rhone Varietal makers; down 4 points with 2 seconds to go he’ll throw a Hail Mary and win the game! Herman Story 2012 […]

Wednesday April 30th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Friday August 16th, 2013 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]