Posts tagged: Syrah

$$ VALUE – 94 Point Rated under 25 Syrah

It all began in Oklahoma’s prohibition heartland where Alex Singer shared a love of French wines.  His son Stephen left at age 15 to attend boarding school in Connecticut, from there he wind up in San Francisco, where he earned Art and Critical Theory degrees from UC Berkeley.  He moonlighted in wine stores and restaurant […]

DuMol Scores Big! 97 Points!

Dear Friends, Hot of the press, some BIG scores for our friends from DuMOL! Hurry, I don’t have many!  First come, First Served! Click on the links below for tasting notes and pricing info!! DUMOL 2012 “ESTATE” PINOT NOIR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY – 97 POINTS DUMOL 2012 “EDDIE’S PATCH” SYRAH – RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 96 POINTS DUMOL […]

Skylark is a joined venture of two longtime friends, John Lancaster and Rob Perkins, both  co-managers and sommeliers of Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco.  John and I go back 20 years after spending many long weekends as lead judges tasting 100s of wines during many International Wine Competitions.  Both friends wanted to create a winery that […]

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 2013 […]

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Pritchard Hill under $65 GEM ~ Only 300 cases produced!

Kale Anderson is the day-to-day “red wine” winemaker at Pahlmeyer.  In his spare time he moonlights to craft his own “Kale” label.  The Kale “Broken Axle” is a Syrah, Grenache blend from the infamous Stagecoach vineyard in the Pritchard Hill region of the property at 1500’ elevation.  Only 300 cases of this little gem were produced! Stagecoach […]

Must have 2012 Syrah under $25

Karen Culler has been crafting great wines for 2+ decades now (Wolf, Culler, etc).  Her “value” label Casaeda has been lots of fun to work with.  She sourced this 2012 from two stellar vineyards (Dehlinger and Sawi).    Sawi is located at 1450 feet elevation and planted 15+ years ago to the Cote Rotie seletion […]

Epic Two Barrel Syrah – 6 cases allocated

Campesino reads like a love story.  A young girl Griselda Ceja (from the infamous Ceja winery) spent her childhood days on this property, she falls in love with a local winemaker and they got married on the vineyard site in 2007.  This five acre vineyard is one of the most ideal vineyard sites (for Pinot) in […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Stunning 93 Pointer ~ 95 cases produced!

Jim Knight has many passions and wine and music are right at the top of the list. In naming his wine, a Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley, he decided to pay homage to one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Jelly Roll Morton. Like Morton’s jazz recordings, no serious wine collection is complete without […]

Friday September 12th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Paul Lato’s Syrah & Grenache ~ 98 Points

Paul Lato has been producing some of the most amazing wines over the past decade and has not gone unnoticed by the press with many 96, 97 and 98 point ratings.  All of Paul’s releases are very small productions, but amazingly well-crafted.  Paul is probably one of the most meticulous winemakers I have ever met.  Attention to […]

Friday September 5th, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]