Posts tagged: Syrah

2 Barrel Classic Syrah

A real surprise this 50 cases, yes only 2 barrel, production! Really wowed me! If I would not have seen the label, I’d assumed to be drinking a classic Côte Rôtie.  On the nose and palate, I encountered notes of bacon fat a hint of spice, nicely coated by whiffs of apricot and lychee, with […]

Wednesday March 28th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Rated UNDER $35 RED = Value in a bottle

After years as leaders and pioneers in the electronic music business, Tom and Judy Beckmen, joined by their youngest son Steve, set out to make wines as well-crafted and distinctive as the keyboards and synthesizers that built their successful careers as founders of Roland Corp, US. Their search for a promising vineyard ended in 1994 […]

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95 Point Rated Under $30 Red

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard. With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set out […]

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Under the radar Syrah Gem

  Nicora is the blend of two names. Nick (the owner), and Ora (Nick’s great-grandfather). Many years ago, Nick’s great-grandfather built a business, starting with little more than passion, a dream, and an entrepreneurial spirit.  His achievements have been the inspiration behind Nicora.  Nick works with some of the best vineyards in the Central Valley, […]

Monday January 15th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

THE BEST BLENDING KIT OF THE YEAR MAKES AN IDEAL HOLIDAY GIFT!

  This is “the” holiday gift of the year! A wooden gift box with 4 bottle GSM blending kit. The Offering is a GSM blend and the Journeyman wines are the Offering deconstructed -100% Grenache, 100% Syrah and 100% Mourvèdre. Drink them all separately, replicate The Offering, or create your own blend. Perfect to give […]

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Under $60 ~ 96 Point Syrah Gem

  “Just from the color you can tell the 2014 Les Titans Syrah will be magnificent; it has an electric psychedelic purplish glow hinting at the energy present in the wine. The nose is a complete knockout with iron, grilled meat, hickory smoke, ink, and pain grillé aromas. The mouth is consistent with the nose […]

Friday November 17th, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

DuMOL 2015 “Designated Vineyard” releases 94-96 Points

With lower than normal production levels this vintage will sell out in no time! The 2015 DuMol releases are turning out to be quite spectacular! I would say that several of these may the best ever from this winery. Look for some rave reviews from the wine critics! As you know DuMOL is always in […]

95 Point KILLER SYRAH (CALI/FRANCE WINEMAKER VENTURE)

A Jeff Cohn and French Winemaker Yves Cuilleron Collaboration… Two venerable winemakers with a history of high-quality, highly rated wines collaborated on this limited release (8 barrels – 4 went to France, 4 being sold in CA)Chapoutier Selection 100% Syrah from the famed Rockpile Vineyard.  The oldest vines at Rockpile produces a wine that is […]

DuMol’s fabulous 2015 releases!

DuMOL and Frank Melis go back to the 1996 vintage, the first one released, so a long and happy marriage, that has never been on the rocks!  I am proud to share that 2015 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down a lot from the previous vintage, so that might be a […]

Saturday July 15th, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL for 95 Point Syrah Gem … 12.5% Alc. for those who want “lower” alcohol wines

Many of Wind Gaps’ vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another.  These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of the grapes.  It seems only fitting that their name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping their wines. […]

Saturday June 24th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »