Posts tagged: Syrah

The Real “Nuts and Bolts” of 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 […]

Another 97 Point…..

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL 94 Point “Full-Throttle” Herman Story Nuts & Bolts 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 94-96 point […]

Saturday March 25th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

97 Point rated Gem

  Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my […]

Another Syrah Gem by Sanguis

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Friday February 10th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise Blind Tasting Winner

  In a recent blind tasting of Syrahs, a little guy became the Big Kahuna! The line-up: Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts” (94 Points) Cattleya “Soberanos” (95 Points) Lucia “Garys” (94 Points) Carlisle “Sierra Mar” (95 Points) Roar “Rosella” (95 Points) DuMOL“Eddie’s Patch” (94 Points) Keplinger “Sumo” (95 Points) Halcon “Alturas” (95 Points) Campesino “Los […]

Monday February 6th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Paul Lato’s 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!  The wine is […]

Friday February 3rd, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Another Smash Hit for Sans Liege

  Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and with a very strong showing in his Sans Liege and Groundwork productions, and the rest […]

95 POINT KILLER 100 CASE SYRAH

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisonio.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream […]

Tuesday December 13th, 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 […]