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2014 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Showing incredible depth for such an affordable wine, Andrew Murray does it again with this widely available bottling. The gamy nose shows lamb, rosemary, uncracked peppercorns, light tobacco leaf, soy sauce and a touch of tar. Purple flowers rule the palate, with lavender, violet and blossoming rosemary notes, with thyme and white pepper spicing up boysenberry fruit. (MK)" (7/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Syrah Tous les Jours is a total charmer and checks in as 100% Syrah from a bevy of Santa Ynez vineyards (all are within five miles of the winery). No ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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WE 92

2014 K Vintners "Milbrandt" Wahluke Slope Syrah Top Pick!
2014 K Vintners "Milbrandt" Wahluke Slope Syrah

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Probably the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2014 Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard is 100% Syrah, fermented with 100% whole clusters, that spent 15 months in 20% new French oak barrels and puncheons. This beauty is overflowing with notes of cassis, caramelized meats, licorice and spice, which gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated, superbly textured Syrah that can be enjoyed today, or cellared for a decade. These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid and are flat out incredible wines that I wish every reader could t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 94

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 95

2008 Martinelli "Hop Camp Vineyard - Gravel Lens" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $65) Top Pick!
2008 Martinelli "Hop Camp Vineyard - Gravel Lens" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $65)

92 points Rhone Report: "The 2008 Martinelli Syrah Hop Camp Vineyard 'Gravel Lens' (Grave lens refers to the rare soil characteristic of alluvial soil layers interleaved with layers of gravel) is a big, beautifully fruited Syrah that possess touches of northern Rhone like qualities mainly on the nose. Blackberry, cracked pepper, mineral, and hints of chocolate all emerge, and this fleshes out over the evening and gains floral and violets characteristics, as well as notable complexity and a layered profile. This full-bodied, beautifully textured Syrah has an overall seamless feel ...Read More » 


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RR 92

2014 Owen Roe "Ex-Umbris" Columbia Valley Syrah

90 points Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. Black cherry, black raspberry, pepper and mocha on the vibrant nose. Plush, sweet, broad and fruit-driven, conveying noteworthy energy and definition to the flavors of black fruits, spices, licorice and herbs. Not a wild style of Syrah despite a hint of reduction but this very youthful wine has the backbone to gain in nuance and weight in the bottle. Suave tannins coat the front teeth. A great value in Washington Syrah. (ST)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: I have counted on Owen Roe to produce some of the most delicious, instantly drinkable wines on the market.... Read More » 


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VN 90

2014 Herman Story "Nuts & Bolts" California Syrah

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Black in the glass and dense with aromas of cooked blueberry, vanilla, maple syrup, brown sugar, tar, fudge and fresh purple flowers, this wine takes ripeness and concentration to impressive heights. Lavish on the palate with sticky grippy tannins, the flavors of blueberry fudge, cola, black pepper and lavender are bold and delicious." (2/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A year in, year out killer wine, the 2014 Syrah Nuts and Bolts is another stunner that gives up ripe, full throttle notes of blackberries, peppered meats, game and singed leather. Big, rich, gorgeously textured and ...Read More » 


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2014 Lewis Cellars Napa Valley Syrah

95 points Wine Spectator: "Bold, polished and impeccably structured, with black raspberry and smoky mocha aromas and rich, complex flavors of blueberry, spiced cinnamon and licorice. Tannins ease in and frame the finish. Drink now through 2029" (11/2016) Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Unbridled ripeness simply steals the scene here, and, if the wine is undeniably rich, it is far more directed by chocolate and sweet oak than by specific Syrah spice. It is quite full in body and fairly thick on the palate with palpable heat flaring up at the finish, but it still impresses with its strength and sheer volu ...Read More » 


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WS 95

2012 Descendants Liegeois Dupont (Hedges Family Estates) "Cuveé Marcel Dupont" Red Mountain Syrah

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possessing a touch of brettanomyces in its leather, peppery herbs, olive and black fruit-driven personality, the 2012 Descendants Liégeois Dupont Syrah is medium-bodied, nicely balanced and would remain undetected in a lineup of northern Rhone Syrah. Aged 14 months in 30% new French and American oak, it won’t appeal to those looking for straight up fruit, but it has plenty of charm and should drink nicely for 4-5 years. The winemaking here has been taken over by Sarah Hedges Goedhart, and these latest releases are rock solid, with plenty of old school ch ...Read More » 


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2013 K Vintners "The Deal-Sundance Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming all from the Sundance Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, the medium-ruby colored 2013 Syrah The Deal Sundance Vineyard is a unique, singular Syrah that gives up beautiful notes of kirsch, blackberries, sandy, dried soils and hints of olive tapenade. Full-bodied, concentrated, with a great mid-palate and satin-textured tannins, it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade after that. (JD)" (6/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Kirsch, brown stem, herb and olive aromas give way to a powerful mouthful of black fruit speckled with savory accents. The finish ling ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WE 94

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Charles Smith "Boom Boom" Washington Syrah

Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The aromas of blue fruit and herb seem light considering the warmth of the vintage. The palate brings a mouthful of fruit flavors, bringing a pleasing sense of freshness. It all seems a bit dialed back." (2/2017) Wine Spectator: "Fresh and supple, with a beet salad edge to the berry and lime flavors, finishing light and persistent. (HS)" (12/2015)  


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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 DuMol Russian River Valley Syrah

94 points Wine Spectator: "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 depth. It is sustained in its keen varie ...Read More » 


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WS 94 CG 91

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) 89-91 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah (Sonoma Coast) is dense, powerful and bursting at the seams with explosive energy. Dried flowers, tobacco, mint, dried cherries, smoke and licorice are all given an extra kick of intensity from the early-ri ...Read More » 


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WE 92 VN 89 - 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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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

2013 K Vintners "Morrison Lane" Walla Walla Valley Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another wine that overachieves is the 2013 Syrah Morrison Lane. Easily the best vintage of this cuvee to date, it has a killer bouquet of olive tapenade, grounded, peppered meats and a core of darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant and with fine tannin, it’s terrific and will drink nicely for 10-15 years. (JD)" (6/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Kirsch, wet stone, lavender and dried herb aromas are followed by ripe jazzy generous dark-fruit flavors. Fine-grained tannins provide support, with a supple mouthfeel piquing the interest." (2/2017) 92 points Vinous: "(14.5% alcohol; 40% new o ...Read More » 


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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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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) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possessing lots of cool climate characteristics in its peppery, blackberry, violets and mineral-laced aromas and flavors, the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is fresh, elegant and medium-bodied on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity ...Read More » 


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VN 92

2014 Morgan "G17" Monterey Syrah

90 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Spice-tinged dark berries, licorice and pungent flowers on the nose, joined by a smoky nuance that builds with air. Shows very good energy and focus in the mouth, offering juicy blackberry and olive flavors and a subtle touch of cracked pepper on the back half. Closes sweet and long, displaying sneaky tannins and bright, peppery persistence. I was reminded a lot of a Crozes-Hermitage. These fruit-driven, generous, accessible wines are mostly built for early enjoyment but the reds also have the concentration and tannic structure to reward at le ...Read More » 


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VN 90 WS 90

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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2013 Hocus Pocus Santa Barbara County Syrah

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A rock-solid bottle of Syrah, the 2013 Syrah Hocus Pocus offers a funky, earthy bouquet of chocolate-laced dark fruits, old leather and damp earth to go with a beautifully textured, rich and fruit-forward style on the palate. As with the 2012, it’s a prime candidate for drinking over the coming couple of years. (JD)" (8/2014) K&L Notes: The ninth vintage and one that the winemaker calls his favorite yet. A blend of cooler (Watch Hill Vineyard in Los Alamos) and warmer vineyard (sustainably farmed Harrison-Clarke Vineyard) fruit. 


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2014 J. Runquist "R" Paso Robles Syrah

Jeff Runquist banked 19 years making wine in California before opening his own winery. During that time, he developed close relationships with growers and is now able to source first-rate fruit for his own wines. 


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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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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Morgan "G17" Monterey Syrah (375ml)

90 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Spice-tinged dark berries, licorice and pungent flowers on the nose, joined by a smoky nuance that builds with air. Shows very good energy and focus in the mouth, offering juicy blackberry and olive flavors and a subtle touch of cracked pepper on the back half. Closes sweet and long, displaying sneaky tannins and bright, peppery persistence. I was reminded a lot of a Crozes-Hermitage. These fruit-driven, generous, accessible wines are mostly built for early enjoyment but the reds also have the concentration and tannic structure to reward at le ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 90 WS 90

2014 Jeff Cohn Cellars "Domaine des Chirats" Rockpile Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats comes from Rockpile. It is a collaboration with Yves Cuilleron from France’s Northern Rhône. This is made from what is believed to be Chapoutier suitcase clones. It is 100% Syrah aged in about 30% new French oak with about 30% whole clusters during the fermentation. Beautiful elegance and complexity with notes of blueberry, blackberry, floral notes, and great acid, this is a dead ringer for a Northern Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie. A gorgeous, dense purple color to the rim, sweet, juicy fruit, full body, but again, incredible ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 91

2015 Bedrock Wine Company North Coast Syrah

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson in a 550 square-foot, former chicken coop with 8 foot ceilings and no fermentation space. After six years of Bedrock being a one-man-show, Morgan was able to talk his best friend, Chris Cottrell, into moving to California from New York to join him. They now happily have a little more space to move around in but share the same objectives that guided the winery at the start. 


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2013 Copain "Les Voisins" Yorkville Highlands Syrah

Wine & Spirits: "From a collection of vineyards in Anderson Valley’s cool Deep End, this is tight at first, with flinty earth tones and tart chokecherry acidity, the oak feeling a bit raw. With air, the fruit gains some suppleness, and it may turn out to be a layered, complex wine with some additional time in bottle." (4/2016) K&L Notes: Praise from Wine Advocate: "Paul Gordon and winemaker Scott Shapley (who also makes the wines for Roar in the Santa Lucia Highlands) continue to make superb, Northern Rhone-inspired wines from the Mendocino and Yorkville Highlands regions of Californ... Read More » 


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2013 K Vintners "Rock Garden" Walla Walla Valley Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More Northern Rhone in style, with lots of red and black fruits, olive, peppered meats and sweet fruit, the 2013 Syrah Rock Garden is seamless, downright sexy and layered on the palate, with a voluptuous, yet classy and focused texture. Like all of the Rhone blends from this estate, it was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged mostly in neutral barrels and puncheons. Give bottles a year or two and enjoy over the following decade. These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid and are flat out incredible wines that I wis ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 750 cases (which means good yields for John, although any normal person would call 1.5-1.75 tons per acre financial suicide) of the 2012 Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard, and it's a terrific vintage for this cuvee. Elegant, pretty, even finesse driven, with its classic marine and salty bouquet of smoke, purple fruits, olives and violets, this full-bodied Syrah has no hard edges, integrated acidity and a great finish. It's reasonably approachable now, but deserves 2-4 years of cellaring. After the cool, and then cold, 2010 and 2011 vintages, 201 ...Read More » 


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2012 Paul Lato "Cinematique - Larner Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "On another level, the 2012 Syrah Cinematique Larner Vineyard (92.5% Syrah, 5% Viognier and 2.5% Grenache aged in 50% new French oak) has an incredible perfume of sweet blackberry, raspberry, crushed violets, coffee bean and bay leaf to go with a medium to full-bodied, silky, seamless and ethereally textured profile on the palate. Picking up plenty of fine tannin with time in the glass, this is a gorgeously pure, layered and multi-dimensional Syrah that will benefit from short-term cellaring, and have 15 years or more of ultimate longevity. It’s not a blo ...Read More » 


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RP 97 VN 95

2013 Stolpman "Originals" Ballard Canyon Syrah

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "What's becoming the flagship Syrah for the estate, the 2013 Syrah Originals Estate comes from the original planting of the estate from 1992. It offers more texture, depth, richness and elegance over the Estate Syrah and possesses beautiful notes of creme de cassis, barbecue smoke, crushed pepper and violets. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and textured, yet always pure and balanced, it will have a decade of longevity. (JD)" (6/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Originals is developing into a highly appealing wine. Time in bottle has brought out a level of refinement the 201 ...Read More » 


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2013 K Vintners "The Hidden - Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Reminding me of a Northern Rhone Syrah from the Le Meal lieu-dit on Hermitage Hill, the 2013 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard comes entirely from the Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in mostly neutral oak. It offers thrilling notes of black raspberries, toasted bread, caramelized meats and licorice in a full-bodied, ultra-pure, supple, incredibly sexy style. Possessing building, fine tannin, it needs a lengthy decant if drinking anytime soon, but this utterly seamless, perfectly balanced beauty ...Read More » 


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2013 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Syrah

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buy* Firm and chewy around a glowing core of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper flavors, this medium-weight style remains focused and spicy. (HS)" (4/2016) Vinous: "(15% alcohol; just 10% new oak; 100% destemmed): Bright red-ruby. Wild, slightly reduced scents of blackberry, raspberry, bitter chocolate, clove oil and dusty spices. Densely packed, juicy and clean, offering good intensity to its savory black fruit flavors. Finishes with an edge of acidity and a firm spine of essentially seamless tannins. (ST)" (6/2016)  


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WS 92

2013 Alban "Patrina" Edna Valley Syrah

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1,080 case 2013 Syrah Patrina, which is the entry level Syrah, sees a higher temperature during fermentation and roughly 20 days on skins, with periodic punch downs. Aged 22 months in two-thirds new French oak, it trumps most estates grand vin. Showing the forward, plush, sweetly fruited style of all of the 2013s here, with notes of smoked meats, violets, caramelized black cherries and cassis, with its oak component pushed all the way into the background, drink this full-bodied, pure, seamless Syrah through 2023. After the cool, and then cold, 2010 ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 92

2013 Gramercy Cellars "The Deuce" Walla Walla Valley Syrah

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mostly from the Les Collines Vineyard in Walla Walla, the 2013 Syrah The Deuce is a fabulous, downright sexy 2013 that’s loaded with gamy, lavender, dried violets, and peppery aromas and flavors. Giving up lots of dark fruits, full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a graceful, never heavy texture, it shows the vintage's more charming, approachable style, yet I’m sure this beauty will cruise for a decade in the cellar. (JD)" (6/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The herb, violet, red fruit and mineral aromas start out light, with earth, smoked meat and black pepper notes lurking in the ...Read More » 


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2012 Copain "Hawk's Butte" Yorkville Highlands Syrah

94 points Vinous: "Dense, meaty and powerful to the core, the 2013 Syrah Hawkes Butte is a wine built on structure. The contours are a bit angular, but there is nevertheless plenty of depth, resonance and pure power. This is one of the more massive wines in the range, but there is quite a bit to admire in the wine's dark, mysterious personality. The 50% whole clusters are nearly buried by the intensity of the fruit and firm tannins that need at least a year or two to soften. I was quite taken with the wines I tasted from Copain and proprietor Wells Guthrie this year. The T ...Read More » 


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VN 94

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

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

2012 Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

Wine Enthusiast: "The historic winery's most widely accessible bottling, this is a solid everyday sipper, showing concentrated olallieberry, black plum, violet and teriyaki aromas. The palate discloses blackberry and mint, with touches of pepper and lavender. (MK)" (10/2016)  


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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 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

2013 Unti "Benchlands" Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Always one of our favorite Unti wines, the 2013 Benchland Syrah comes from fruit grown in a small section of the family's six-acre vineyard on the eastside Dry Creek Bench. It's ink-black in the glass, with just a touch of crimson at the rim, with intense aromas of Italian bresaola, blackberries, smoke and chocolate that all carry over the palate. An intensely structured Syrah, this will benefit from another year in the cellar, but it's already knitting together quite nicely. 


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2014 Fausse Piste "Garde Manger" Columbia Valley Washington Syrah

Producer Note: "Food friendly syrah from vineyards across the Pacific Northwest, 80 % whole cluster fermentation with aging in older neutral French oak barrels and puncheons for 11 months on the lees. Our Garde Manger is a blend of each vineyard we source syrah from in each vintage. Bottled unfined with minimal so2 addition." 


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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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2013 Eric Kent Russian River Valley Syrah

Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Solidly Syrah in both scent and taste with the accent on potency more than on polish, the third of Eric Kent's 2013 Syrahs is a rich and weighty wine that very much fits its maker's mold. Its initially open and accessible, blackberry flavors run afoul of toughening astringency at the end, but it is not at all hard to taste continuous fruit through its ample tannins. Drink it now with rustic stews if politeness is not requisite, or stash it way for another four or five years if it is." (11/2016) K&L Notes: Winemaker Kent Humphrey is a former advertising cop... Read More » 


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2013 Sine Qua Non "Male" California Syrah

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Syrah Male is an elegant, seamless Syrah that exudes class in its creme de cassis, black raspberry, smoked meats, graphite and asphalt-laced bouquet. This is a blend of 80% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 3.5% Touriga National and 3.5% Viognier, fermented with 28% whole clusters and aged 25 months in 65% new French oak. It's full-bodied, beautifully layered, silky and seamless, with no hard edges and wonderful freshness in both the aromatics and palate. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 10-15. (JD)" (5/2016) 96 points Vinous: "Blackberry jam, ...Read More » 


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RP 98 VN 96

2012 Andrew Rich "Prometheus" Columbia Valley Syrah

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep red-ruby. Pure, deep aromas of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate, smoke and rock. Then concentrated but reticent on the palate, showing serious density and subtle sweetness to the fine-grained flavors of dark berries, spices and bitter chocolate. Most expressive today on the long, ripe, tongue-dustingly tannic finish, where flavors of dark raspberry, blackberry, licorice and spices mount slowly and linger long. This youthfully unevolved Syrah should gain in complexity but it’s already a lot of wine for the price. (ST)" (12/2014)  


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ST 91

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