Posts tagged: Syrah

Paul Lato makes killer MilAnge Syrah!

  MilAnge is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine. MilAnge is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina). My award winning winemaker Paul Lato sourced the fruit from two of Santa Barbara’s most famous vineyard sites. Unfortunately, only 2 barrels were produced, so it will go quick! […]

Tuesday August 16th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

DuMOL’S SPECTACULAR NEW (2014) RELEASES

  2014 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down from the previous vintage, so that might be a problem, especially when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand. I would say that this might the best release ever from this winery. I hear from the owner Kerry Muprhy and winemaker Andy Smith […]

The Evolution of Rhone Varietals in California

Many new winemakers in California are choosing to work with the Rhone varieties instead of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes commonly associated with Napa wines. Cost and the suitability of California’s climate are a couple of the reasons but the reliable track record is the driving force. Rhone grapes […]

Inaugural SIX barrel syrah!

Benevolent Neglect is the creation of two East Coast transplants who moved west with the ambition of one day making great wine. With a simple philosophy – find the best quality fruit they can get their hands on, and then do as little as possible to it. Their search for the best grapes came to fruition […]

Thursday July 7th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Syrah of the month!

  The Buoncristaini Winery was created by four brothers in 1999.  All four have been working for various high-end wineries in the Napa Valley, and continue to do so today, while devoting time to the “family brand”. Their goal is to make high-quality wine at palatable price point, and I say that they have been able to […]

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

MUST HAVE UNDER $32 CALIFORNIA “RHONE”

  For those fans of Sans Liege “The Offering” I have a unique line-up for you.  The Offering is a blend of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre.  This GSM blend has wowed many for years.  I am excited to offer you each of the components as a single varietal bottling.  We are selling the three varietals as a mixed case, […]

96 Points – 86 case Red Blend stunner by Screaming Eagle winemaker

  Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The Arietta wines have been on fire as of late and this latest release is […]

The NUTS & BOLTS about an AMAZING wine

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 94-96 point ratings […]

A 97 Point “Moaning” Syrah

John Schwartz, owner of Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, and Chef Bryan Ogden, recipient of the James Beard Award for best restaurant 2003 are the owners ofPharaoh Moans winery.  With their combined 35 years in the wine and food industry, they teamed up with winemaker Guillaume Fabre.  Their vineyards are located in the West Paso Robles […]

Friday February 5th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Herman Story descendant 3 barrel production

Giovanni Grandinetti worked his way up the wine ladder, learning the wine trade literally from the ground up.  He operated the crushpad, worked the vineyards, cleaned the barrels, etc.  But it was not until he started working for some smaller, boutique wineries that he found his passion – making wine.  He went back to school […]

Thursday January 28th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »