Posts tagged: Syrah

GREAT VALUE / HIGH QUALITY 96 POINT SYRAH

In 1998 Joey Tensley launched Tensley Wines with one hundred cases and one single goal – to start a well-priced, Syrah-driven brand that let the unique vineyards of Santa Barbara County speak for themselves. The rest as they say… is history! I love the new Syrah Colson Canyon, a classic Tensley Syrah with its plum […]

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THREE HOT NEW “VALUE RELEASES” FROM HALCON!

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountain top 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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A must have Syrah with all the nuts & bolts included

  For many, Nuts & Bolts functions as the Herman Story Gateway Drug. Each vintage delivers a Syrah of exceptional structure, body and power. Nuts & Bolts is built of the most opulent, expressive Syrah barrels in the cellar. Herman Story 2019 Syrah, Nuts & Bolts GGWC 55.99 net item FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

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Classic 97 Point Syrah Gem – Sadly a small production.

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 dream […]

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A 97 Point PREMIER RELEASE for Golden Gate Wine Cellars!

Family owned and operated, Delmas is the realization of the Robertson’s dream, 35+ years strong, to honor a distinctive place; a distinctive taste. Born of unique geology found within The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, as well as the climatic eccentricities of the Walla Walla Valley, Delmas is dedicated to producing exceptional wines of enduring value. […]

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GOING VERY FAST … BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points)

A shimmering darkness at its near black core, the 2018 Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Syrah exudes richness. Classically Syrah in every aspect, this wine strikes a powerful balance in both purity of fruit, and dried, savory notes. With each swirl in the glass, blueberry and blackberry tart rush forward, opening the door for complex notes of […]

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Sublime 96-100 Point Dumol “Designated Vineyards” Offerings, THEIR BEST RELEASE EVER!

Time flies, as this is the 23nd  release of DUMOL!  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” releases are always something special, and this year is no different.  Andy Smith rolled up his […]

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Top Sommelier’s 5 BARREL, 94 POINTS SYRAH GEM

  My great friend John Lancaster, sommelier and GM at the venerable Boulevard Restaurant and his buddy Rob Perkins have been making Skylark for some years now, and their latest Rodgers Creek Syrah is one of those below the radar gems – great quality, small quantity and most of all great price point  Skylark 2016 […]

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BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points ~ sadly only 5 barrels produced)

  Garys’ Vineyard is named for grape-growing partners Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, both of whom come from multi-generational farming families in the Salinas Valley. The Garys, like their parents before them, grew up together. Located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands on sandy loam soil, the esteemed fifty-acre vineyard is planted mostly […]

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LAST CALL 4 DuMol’s 2018 VINTAGE AT A DISCOUNT & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

The 2018 vintage is gorgeous! Andy Smith knows how to convert every drop of juice that goes in a bottle like a 5000 piece puzzle – every piece has its place.  After 20 years Andy has this down to exact science. I fondly recall my first meeting with him while Paul Hobbs was making the […]

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