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2013 Holus Bolus Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "#6 on Top 100 *Best of 2016, Editors' Choice* Though this bottling is Peter Hunken's least-expensive Syrah, it gives his single-vineyard expressions a serious run for the money for best of vintage. Amazing aromas of chipped asphalt, smoked beef, dense boysenberry, soy, cedar, sandalwood and soy drop into a palate of peppery berry juice, beef jerky, underripe blackberry and elderberry, and pepper-crusted teriyaki beef. (MK)" (10/2016) K&L Notes: From the winery: "The 2013 Holus Bolus Syrah is sourced entirely from John Sebastiano Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. This wine... Read More » 


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WE 95

2012 Baker Lane "Sonoma Coast Cuvée" Sonoma Coast Syrah

From the winery: "The 2014 Cuvee is again a selection out of our Estate vineyard production, always a good thing but perhaps never more so than in this exceptional vintage. In many respects, it is a near carbon copy of our breakthrough 2012 effort: deep blue violet, penetrating aromas of black fruits and meaty/savory elements, all backed by well integrated tannins and crisp acidity. This wine was blended to be an earlier drinking expression of the year's bounty (and with a touch of air it begins to explode in the glass). Given how it holds up and develop... Read More » 


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W&S 93


2013 Cambria "Tepusquet Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, plums, blueberries, smoked herbs and pepper all show from the rich, medium to full-bodied, lively, nicely fruited and textured 2013 Syrah Tepusquet Vineyard. Aged just over a year in 28% new French oak, it has solid freshness, good purity and fine tannin, and at 22 bucks is a terrific value. (JD)" (8/2016)  


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2014 Stolpman "Estate" Ballard Canyon Syrah

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark aromas of black currant and black olive meet with charred beef and supple herbs of dill and anise on this wine's excellent nose. The sip is very full and hefty in body, allied with a juicy acidity and fruity character of concentrated blackberry that's imminently appealing. More elegant touches of lavender, rosemary and incense round out the palate." (3/2017) 91 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah Estate is surprisingly succulent for a young Stolpman Syrah, which Peter Stolpman attributes to warmer nights and softer extractions. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and dark spices are fu ...Read More » 


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2015 Stolpman "Para Maria" Santa Barbara County Syrah

Antonio Galloni writes: "Stolpman is one of the larger estates in the Santa Ynez Valley. The property spans 220 total acres, 150 of which are under vine. This is a solid set of wines, with a number of highlights." 


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2014 Morgan "G17" Monterey Syrah (375ml)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Good Value* We are never surprised by the quality and consistent value that Morgan’s Syrahs provide, but this exceptionally well-made effort earns an especially appreciative tip of the CGCW cap. It is rich, full and fleshy with great varietal integrity, and its deep, very precise, blackberry fruit is infused with plenty of the grape’s distinctive pepper-and-game spice. It is at once both sturdy and surprisingly well-mannered with an inkling of polish that is bound to tempt early drinking. Its modest price might easily lead to conclusions that it is a wi ...Read More » 


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2013 Sans Liege "Long Way Home" Santa Barbara County Syrah

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The inky colored 2013 Syrah Long Way Home comes from top sites (Bien Nacido, Larner, White Hawk and Watch Hill) in Santa Barbara County, saw 25-30% whole clusters and spent 22 months in 20% new French oak. Medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded and forward, with tons of plum, cracked pepper and garrigue, it has notable tannin and a great, decadent and heady finish. Drink this pleasure-bent 2013 over the coming 3-4 years. Readers looking for rich, textured, character filled wines that won't break the bank need to check out these latest releases from winemake ...Read More » 


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RP 90


2014 Qupé Central Coast Syrah

Wine & Spirits: "Bob Lindquist’s multivineyard blend has its typical savory bent in 2014-tobacco, dried herbs, bitter chocolate, tangy acidity. It’s lean and simple, a quaffable syrah for pork chops." (10/2016) K&L Notes: Qupé (pronounced 'kyoo-pay') is the Chumash Indian word for California poppy, and for many, is also the "first word" in the Central Coast area's Rhône-style wines. 


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2015 Bedrock Wine Company North Coast Syrah

91 points Vinous: "Inky blue and purplish fruit, bacon fat, licorice, smoke, exotic spice and black pepper are some of the many notes that run through the 2015 Syrah North Coast. A huge, richly textured wine, the 2015 North Coast Syrah offers unreal quality for the money. The 50% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. (AG)" (3/2017)  


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VN 91

2015 Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Syrah

94-97 points Vinous: "Another highlight, the 2015 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard brings together so many of the elements that make Tensley's Syrahs so compelling. Intense in its aromatics and palate feel, the 2015 hits all the right notes. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, raspberry jam and a dollop of French oak are some of the signatures. Because of the low yields, the new oak is a bit high in 2015, but all the elements are very nicely married. The Colson Canyon is shaping up to be another gem from Joey Tensley. This is a superb set of wines from Joey Tensley. The 2015s are terr ...Read More » 


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2015 Halcón "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands Syrah

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Harvested on the same date as the 2014 (September 19th), the 2015 Syrah Alturas saw a touch of whole cluster fermentation and a tiny amount of new oak. Its deep purple color is followed by a northern Rhone-like bouquet of blackberries, crushed rocks, peppery herbs and violets. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied Syrah that has beautiful purity, good concentration and fine tannin that show on the finish. It will have 10-15 years of overall longevity. I continue to love these wines from Paul Gordon, all of which come from Mendocino County in the nor ...Read More » 


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RP 91 - 93

2014 Qupé Central Coast Syrah (375ml)

Wine & Spirits: "Bob Lindquist’s multivineyard blend has its typical savory bent in 2014-tobacco, dried herbs, bitter chocolate, tangy acidity. It’s lean and simple, a quaffable syrah for pork chops." (10/2016) K&L Notes: Qupé (pronounced 'kyoo-pay') is the Chumash Indian word for California poppy, and for many, is also the "first word" in the Central Coast area's Rhône-style wines. 


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2015 Carlisle "Papa's Block" Russian River Valley Syrah

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Syrah Papa’s Block is 100% Syrah and finished at 15.3% natural alcohol. This soft, juicy wine has velvety tannins, oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, as well as a touch of road tar and pepper. It is heady, rich, and is aged in 25% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Anticipated maturity: now-2025. A great success story, Mike Officer’s Carlisle Winery continues to not only protect heritage old-vine sites in Northern California, but to also turn out a bevy of realistically priced, delicious, consumer-friendly wine ...Read More » 


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RP 90 - 92

2014 Lewis Cellars "Ethan's" Napa Valley Syrah

Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Here is a case where we prefer the lesser priced of a pair, and, while this wine may once again be very ripe, it does a slightly better job at articulating the fruit and the spice of Syrah. It is no less full and weighty than its partner below, yet it takes a step back from the brink of being overly extravagant and, by a small margin, is more comfortably balanced in a way that allows its varietal voice to prevail over chocolaty ripeness. It sports a solid tannic spine but is never particularly tough, and, compared to its mate, it offers useful ...Read More » 


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2014 Jeff Cohn Cellars "Rockpile Vineyard-Haley's Reserve" Rockpile Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Syrah Haley from Rockpile, is 100% Syrah aged 16 months in different sized French barrels. Thirty percent whole clusters were used. This is more structured, mineral-dominated and masculine than the So Serine, which is a quintessential, elegant, feminine, but super-rich style of Syrah. This is also rich, but more virile, backward and needing several years of bottle age. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 10-15 years and readers should approach it like they would an Hermitage from France’s Northern Rhône Valley. One of my favorite win ...Read More » 


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RP 97

2013 Stolpman "Estate" Ballard Canyon Syrah

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Estate offers up the typical Stolpman Syrah palette of dark flavors, but with a bit more cut and overall energy from the greater diurnal shifts that characterized the growing season. Graphite, smoke, black cherry, plum and menthol are all pushed forward in this tasty, richly textured Syrah from Stolpman. (AG)" (9/2016) 91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "**Two Stars and a Good Value** Once again a Syrah that tempers its ripeness and very deep and precise fruit with a careful winemaking hand, Stolpman's Estate Grown version is a rich and well-polished wine whose potency is matc ...Read More » 


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2009 DuMol Russian River Valley Syrah

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Three Stars* Generous and intensely spicy in tone with solid blackberry, gamy and black pepper credentials to its aromas, this full-bodied, tightly constructed wine comes with both depth and structure to spare. Its ripeness plays second fiddle to its fruit, and its flavors, despite their volume, have yet to begin their inevitable unwinding into greater layering and accessibility. At every turn, this exceptionally balanced effort sets strength upon strength and impresses that its only need is time in the bottle." (11/2011) K&L Notes: The 2009 DuMol Russian River Syra... Read More » 


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CG 95

2013 Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah (375ml)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A year in, year out killer value, Jaffurs' 2013 Syrah checks in as 84% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 4% Mourvedre and a splash of Grenache that was completely destemmed and aged 10 months in neutral oak. It's gives up tons of classic Cali Syrah notes of brambly blackberries, plums, licorice, violets and pepper herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, plump, pure and straight-up delicious style on the palate. California (and Syrah) needs to have more of these fabulous wines at these prices. Buy this by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years. (JD) ...Read More » 


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2013 Ojai "Roll Ranch" Ventura County Syrah

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Roll Ranch is a dark, heady wine. Truffle, smoke, lavender and blueberry jam give the 2013 much of its exotic personality. Super-ripe and racy in the glass, the 2013 tastes like it was picked on the later side. Even so, the Roll Ranch retains the very classic Ojai mid-weight sense of structure. This is one of the more exuberant, flamboyant wines in the Ojai range this year, but firm tannins extend the finish and give the wine a closing burst of energy. This is another stellar set of new releases from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel at Ojai ...Read More » 


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VN 96 RP 91


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2014 DuMol Russian River Valley Syrah

94 points Wine Spectator: "**#24 in the Topp 100 Wines of 2016** Plush, rich and impeccably structured, with floral blueberry and raspberry aromas accented by smoked pepper and complex, expressive flavors that combine mineral-tinged tannins with plump fruit. Best from 2018 through 2030." (9/2016) 91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* Insistently and very confidently fixed on lightly spicy, ripe berry fruit and doing a deft balancing act between refinement and richness that allows a good deal of both, this very well-structured wine may be a bit constrained by its youth, yet it shows plenty of substance and de ...Read More » 


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WS 94 CG 91

2010 Qupé "Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Estate" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Estate offers classic cool-climate notes of pepper, green olive, leather and spice, as well as a core of ripe blackberry and raspberry styled fruit. Medium+-bodied, nicely balanced and with integrated acidity, it has outstanding mid-palate density, plenty of tannin and solid finish. Made from 100% Syrah that spent 20 months in 50-60% in new French oak, it will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15+ years of overall longevity. (JD)" (8/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched cherry and licorice scents pick ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 90

2012 Ojai "White Hawk Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Syrah

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Syrah White Hawk Vineyard is quite distinctive in this vintage. Just starting to show a bit of aromatic complexity, the 2012 offers striking nuance. Tobacco, licorice, earthiness and grilled herbs wrap around a core of dark fruit in this intriguing, beautifully layered Syrah. The 2012 is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. This is the most expressive of the three 2012 Syrahs I tasted. (AG)" (9/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More rounded, supple and open knit than the darker-colored 2011, the 2012 Syrah White Hawk Vineyard offers fruit- ...Read More » 


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2014 Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another great vintage for this cuvee, which is no shock coming from this terrific estate, the 2014 Syrah from Santa Barbara County offers fabulous blackberry, crushed rock and peppery aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, ripe, sexy and textured package. It has terrific purity and a great finish, and should drink nicely for at least 4-5 years, probably longer. Note, the 2014 includes 10% Petite Sirah and spent nine months in neutral oak. Buy a case. (JD)" (8/2016) 91 points Vinous: "A delicious appellation-level wine, the 2014 Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is a great introduct ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 91

2015 Arnot-Roberts North Coast Syrah

Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Roberts were named "Winemakers of the Year" in 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle, and the duo has been going from success to success vintage after vintage. Antonio Galloni, writing for the Wine Advocate, called Arnot-Roberts "one of the most exciting young wineries in California, or anywhere for that matter." Their Syrahs come from cooler vineyards, and this entry-level version has the tension, pepperiness and vibrant dark fruit you would expect. 


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2013 Ojai "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

95 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard is pure class. Rich, seamless and inviting, yet with vibrant beams of salinity and tannin beneath, the 2013 stands out because of its impeccable balance. Nothing is out of place. Cool-climate peppery, gamy notes add an attractive upper-register. Lavender, violets and inky blue/purplish fruit are infused into the layered, vivid finish. With time in the glass, the 2013 develops a super-appealing feel of vertical structure. The 2013 is very young. It is also very beautiful. This is another stellar set of new releases from ...Read More » 


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VN 95 WE 94


2013 Tablas Creek Adelaida District Syrah

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the standouts in the single variety blends was the 2013 Syrah which saw 19 months in 2-year-old foudre. It's a beautiful and classic Syrah that has an inky purple color, lots of black fruits, peppery herbs and smoked earth aromas and flavors plus medium to full-bodied richness on the palate. Showing the standard freshness and purity of the estate, it will impress for upward of a decade. I had a terrific visit with Jason Haas and Neil Collins at Tablas Creek, and while I think their 2012s are a step back, the 2013s are superb, and the 2014s look e ...Read More » 


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2012 Qupé Santa Barbara County Syrah

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Plump boysenberry and dewy sagebrush meet with a touch of wet asphalt on the nose of this bottling by Bob Lindquist, whose pioneering brand is now part of Charles Banks' portfolio. Dark purple fruits, from blueberry to blackberry, show on the palate, but with refreshing tartness, as do more complex nuances of menthol, eucalyptus and incense. (MK)" (6/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Reminding me of a quality St. Joseph from France's Northern Rhone valley, the 2012 Syrah Santa Barbara County (75% Bien Nacido Vineyard and 25% Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard) offers lots lot pepper, olive ta ...Read More » 


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WE 90

2014 Ojai Santa Barbara County Syrah

92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is a superb appellation-level wine from Oaji. Black pepper, lavender, menthol, licorice, cloves and sage abound in a deep, fleshy wine bursting at the seams with character and personality. Expressive blue and purplish-hued fruits and grippy tannins leave a lasting impression. (AG)" (9/2016) 90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very nicely composed aromas smelling of black cherries and Syrah spices with rich, sweet oak adding its own touch of interest, this medium-full-bodied bottling is very well-balanced and supple on the palate, and it captures plenty o ...Read More » 


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VN 92 CG 90

2014 Beckmen "Estate Purisima Mountain" Ballard Canyon Syrah

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A fabulous value that delivers on all accounts, the inky colored 2014 Syrah Purisima Mountain (100% Syrah aged 16 months in 35% new French oak) knocks it out of the park with its ripe, decadent black fruits, barbecue smoke, licorice and smoked meat-laced aromas and flavors. Rich, fat and unctuous on the palate, with plenty of freshness and purity, it tastes like it costs two to three times the price. (JD)" (8/2016) 92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard is dark, powerful and authoritative, within the mid-weight personality of the vintage. Black cherry, ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 92

2014 Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "From a range of vineyards including Cole and Rodgers Creek, this blend is thick and soft, highlighted in charcuterie, black licorice and tar aromas. Birch and leather add more savory personality, as the nose continues to suggest the aromatic landscape of an Italian deli. It’s cofermented with a small percentage of Viognier. (VB)" (4/2017) 91 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is striking in its beauty. Aromatically expressive and dense on the palate, the 2014 is a classic David Ramey Syrah built on intense fruit and structure. In this vintage, the fruit is decided ...Read More » 


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WE 92 VN 91

2014 Morgan "G17" Monterey Syrah

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Good Value* We are never surprised by the quality and consistent value that Morgan’s Syrahs provide, but this exceptionally well-made effort earns an especially appreciative tip of the CGCW cap. It is rich, full and fleshy with great varietal integrity, and its deep, very precise, blackberry fruit is infused with plenty of the grape’s distinctive pepper-and-game spice. It is at once both sturdy and surprisingly well-mannered with an inkling of polish that is bound to tempt early drinking. Its modest price might easily lead to conclusions that it is a wi ...Read More » 


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2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Santa Rita Hills Syrah (Previously $500) Top Pick!
2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Santa Rita Hills Syrah (Previously $500)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that needs to be forgotten in the cellar for 5-6 years, the 2011 Syrah Patine checks in as a blend of roughly 97% Syrah and the balance Roussanne and Viognier. It too comes all from the estate's Eleven Confessions Vineyard and saw 39 months in 63% new French oak. Backward, tight, concentrated and structured, with full-bodied richness and depth, it gives up Guigal La Landonne like aromas and flavors of graphite, sweet oak, smoked meats, pepper and black raspberry and cassis-like fruit. While it shows the vintage's cooler nature, it has a stacked mi ...Read More » 


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RP 98 VN 96

2013 Calcareous "Moose" Paso Robles Red Wine

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine begins a bit wound-up and restrained on the nose, but then reveals waves of cassis, blackcurrant, elderberry and caramelized beef tips. The flavors are woven together perfectly, showing deep blueberry syrup, dark-chocolate chips, brighter plums, lovely lilacs and a touch of tar. It's deep, dark and complex." (12/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another outstanding wine from the estate is the 2013 Moose, which is named after the Estate's founding partner, Lloyd Messer, whose nickname was Moose. Made from 82% Syrah and 18% Petit Verdot, aged 28 months in French oak (45% new) ...Read More » 


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WE 94 RP 92


2012 Dehlinger "Frei Road" Russian River Valley Syrah

93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Syrah Frei Road Vineyard is the ripest and most exuberant of the three Dehlinger Syrahs. The flavors are dark and intense to the core. Tar, smoke, licorice and black fruit flow through to the huge, voluptuous finish. Stylistically, the Frei Road is quite different from the other Syrahs in the range, much of which can be attributed to the farming, which is done by the Martinelli family. After 2014, Dehlinger discontinued the Frei Road, which does seem to make sense, as the wine is a bit of an outlier in this range, despite its obvious beauty. Whe ...Read More » 


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VN 93 RP 90

2012 Skylark "Rodgers Creek" Sonoma Coast Syrah

93 points Wine Spectator: "Bold blueberry and smoky meat aromas lead to complex, expressive flavors of dark plum, crushed stone and licorice that linger toward big but ripe tannins. (TF)" (12/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another outstanding wine from this team, the 2012 Syrah Rodgers Creek was fermented with 30% whole clusters and aged in 25% new French oak. It has a Northern Rhone-like feel in its peppery, olive, bacon fat and dark fruit-scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium-bodied, supple, textured red that has solid mid-palate concentration and a great finish. (RP)" (8/2015)  


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WS 93 RP 90

2010 Torrin "Akasha" Paso Robles Syrah

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the lineup and a totally knockout effort that will stand toe-to-toe with the best wines of the vintage, the 2010 Akasha is 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache that spent 18 months in 60% new French oak. Offering up incredibly pure creme de cassis, tobacco, chocolate, crushed flowers and hints of scorched earth, it flows seamlessly onto the palate with a full-bodied, massively concentrated, yet oh so fine and focused texture that’s hard to beat. Still tannic and youthful, give it another handful of years in the cellar and enjoy over the following dec ...Read More » 


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2014 Stolpman "Originals" Ballard Canyon Syrah

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Three Stars and a Good Value Designation* One of the first wineries to see Ballard Canyon's potential as an important locale in which to grow and make wines from classic Rhône varieties, Stolpman is very much an original and continues to produce some of the state's finest Syrahs. This particular effort shows great varietal definition and depth with loads of peppery spice and a strong gamy streak indelibly marking it as nothing other than Syrah. It is a big, intense, fully ripe, well-constructed wine that does not abandon structure and balance in its suc ...Read More » 


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2012 Donelan "Richards Family Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Syrah

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of Joe Donelan’s favorite vineyards and wines is his 2012 Syrah Richards Family Vineyard. (The 2013 was tasted from barrel but is not yet in bottle.) This vineyard is located in Annadel State Park in Sonoma County. It is considered a warmer region, but this is an east-facing, isolated vineyard. The wine is 100% Syrah aged in 45% new French oak for a whopping 34 months prior to bottling. The extended aging seems to calm down this wine, which has incredible density of fruit, mostly blackberry, blueberry and cassis, a brooding smell of subtle barbecue s ...Read More » 


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RP 96 VN 96

2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah (100RP, 98VN). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigal’s Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78% new French oak. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades. (RP)" (08/2016) 

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2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah (qty: 2)


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RP 100 VN 98

2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigal’s Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78% new French oak. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two dec ...Read More » 


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RP 100 VN 98

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