Posts tagged: Syrah

100 Pointer by Screaming Eagle owned next Cult Winery!

Stan Kroenke owner of Screaming Eagle is putting the next CULT winery on the map just a few hours south of the bay area! Stan is the mastermind behind many other great ventures. Stan Kroenke is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which is the largest shareholder of English Premier League football club Arsenal […]

A Saintly Priced Syrah!

Chris Kiranbay (Saint K) was involved in the Washington DC restaurant industry. When he took a trip to Napa in 2006 he decided that he had to move to California. Eventually winding up in Paso Robles in 2010. He worked in fine dining, and started a wine brokerage, and as Chris said: “he had found […]

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Just Can’t Get Enough of …. this Syrah!

Herman Syrah is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created a little over a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications garnering many 94-97 point […]

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Rated, Inaugural DUMOL releases!

This is the 21st vintage, thus a Jackpot of sorts for DuMOL.  At the start of the 3rd decade in business, a few changes are taking place.  The first one, the introduction of the “Wester Reach” series.  To create the Wester Reach Chardonnay and Wester Reach Pinot Noir, Andy Smith and his crew have interwoven […]

FIREWORKS!! 95 POINT STUNNING LOW $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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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