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2013 K Vintners "Cattle King - Upland Vineyard" Snipes Mountain Syrah Top Pick!
2013 K Vintners "Cattle King - Upland Vineyard" Snipes Mountain Syrah

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Syrah Cattle King is a smokin', layered, sexy, voluptuous Syrah that does everything right. Coming from the River Rock Vineyard in Walla Walla and the Upland Vineyard in Snipes Mountain, not destemmed and brought up all in larger barrels, this beauty offers a sensational perfume of smoked meats, pepper, licorice, black olives and assorted ripe black fruits. Deep, layered and concentrated, yet always light on its feet and elegant, this fabulous Syrah has a terrific mid-palate, a core of sweet fruit and blockbuster length. It's a tour de force in ...Read More » 


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RP 98

2014 Elephant Hill Syrah Hawke's Bay Top Pick!
2014 Elephant Hill Syrah Hawke's Bay

94 points Sam Kim: "Following the fabulous 2013 rendition, this is another gratifying syrah with awesome fruit purity and richness. Fragrant aromas of dark plum, blueberry, floral, cedar and white pepper lead to a succulent palate that is concentrated and richly textured. The wine shows wonderful fruit intensity as well as refinement, and promises to develop beautifully. At its best: 2016 to 2024." 92-93 points Raymond Chan: "Very dark black-red colour with purple hues, near impenetrable. This has a firm nose of blackberry fruit with notes of black pepper intermingling with currant nuances and whole bun ...Read More » 


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2015 Cave de Tain Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes (Previously $12)

From the leading producer of "cru" wines in Northern Rhône, this deep and supple wine displays seductive aromas of blackberry, currant and baking spice, with a hint of licorice. Wine Advocate praised the producer: "I continue to consider Cave de Tain to be one of the best co-ops in the world, and they make a bevy of truly outstanding wines. This is in part, I’m sure, due to their incredible, state of the art cellar/winery that is located on the outskirts of Tain l’Hermitage. In addition, they have a terrific vineyard management and winemaking team." (11/... Read More » 


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2015 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia Top Pick!
2015 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Barossa Valley Shiraz reveals pronounced blackberry, dark chocolate and black currant notes over hints of black earth, charcoal, licorice and a hint of violets. Profoundly rich and concentrated on the full-bodied palate, it has some delicious savory/olive tapenade notes emerging, supported by firm, ripe tannins and finishing with great length. (LPB)" (3/2017) K&L Notes: Powell & Son is a new venture from legendary winemaker David Powell of Torbreck fame (or infamy)! Many of you will have enjoyed Dave's intense, powerful wines befo... Read More » 


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Wine Club

$24.99
RP 92

2014 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia Top Pick!
2014 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points James Halliday: "It struts its stuff in most impressive fashion; black berried fruits, anise, wood spice, all served sweet and voluptuous, with fresh red berries as the icing." (8/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "A tarry and quite savory rendition of this bargain Barossa shiraz, it has a strong focus on ripe, soft blackberry flavored fruits, hints of plum cake and chocolate, this is one very satisfying wine and represents stunning value. Long, stylish finish." (10/2016) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Juicy, with maple syrup-scented wild blackberry and currant flavors that are effusive and generous. Pepper, rosemary and black tea no ...Read More » 


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2014 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40)

96 points James Halliday: "From old vineyards in Krondorf, Marananga and Eden Valley, open-fermented with submerged cap (header board), matured for 15 months in French oak (35% new). Succulent, rich and powerful, with predominantly black fruits and some spice. The hallmarks are its supple mouthfeel and effortless balance." (10/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editor's Choice* Dark berry and plum fruit dominates, but hints of mint, vanilla and cedar add interest. Somewhere between silky and velvety, this full-bodied, richly textured Shiraz finishes long and appears to have the tannic structure to age well, th ...Read More » 


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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

2015 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Vinous: "Lurid violet. Ripe cherry and black raspberry on the nose, along with hints of violet and cracked pepper. Concentrated and lively as well, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness on the back half. A licorice candy nuance appears on the clinging finish, which is given shape by smooth tannins. (JR)" (4/2017)  


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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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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 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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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

2015 Christophe Billon "La Brocarde" Cote Rotie (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In the same qualitative ballpark as the Côte Rozier, yet possessing more elegance, the 2015 Côte Rôtie La Brocadre (95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, mostly destemmed and aged in new barrels) offers lots of raspberry and black raspberry notes, as well as new saddle leather, cassis, toasted spice and dried flowers. Full-bodied, pure, layered and downright silky, it’s a brilliant wine that will have two decades of longevity. This was a sensational lineup of wines from Côte Rôtie-based Christophe Billon. (JD)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: One of our great new finds this year came from... Read More » 


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RP 94 - 97

2015 Christophe Billon "Cote Rozier" Côte-Rotie (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Decanter: "Inky, dark berry fruit plunges through the nose. Sleek palate and handsome tannins. Top grade; a triumph. Drinking Window 2019 - 2037" (3/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to the reds, the 2015 Côte Rôtie Côte Rozier is a serious, masculine, structured effort that’s not going to be for those looking for instant gratification. Gunpowder, crushed rocks, smoked black fruits and background meatiness all give way to a concentrated, tannic red that’s going to require 5-7 years of bottle age. This vintage includes 2% Viognier, was partially destemmed and will see over two years in 5 ...Read More » 


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DC 97 RP 94 - 96

2012 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie

94 points James Suckling: "Bottled as a single blend in 2012, this has a fine, peppery edge to the nose with elegant dark-chocolate aromas ahead of brambly dark plums and black-cherry fruits. There's a wealth of richness and power here, and it's so layered and dense. A wine that shows a smooth build of fine and even tannin. The gentle pepperiness cracks into the finish, where there's another warm dark chocolate afterglow. This spent 36 months in oak, of which 50% was new. Best from 2018 and for at least a decade afterwards." (11/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Scheduled to be bottled in two weeks, the 2012 C ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Plenty of violets, pepper and deep-set spices are all part of the equation here, and this is a very complex Côte Rôtie that has a wealth of darkly stony notes, coal smoke and dark chocolate. Just superb! The palate's succulent and swathed in plush, fine tannins that envelop black- and red-plum flavors. Plenty of volume, great elegance and a lot of detail. A vintage when experienced makers could still shine, and the sorting in the vineyard was clearly a large part of this. Classy wine with so much on offer. Best from 2020 for a decade or more. Tasted in t ...Read More » 



2011 Alain Voge "Vieilles Vignes" Cornas

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A remarkable effort, the 2011 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is one of the stars of the vintage. Superbly concentrated with an inky/purple color and a layered texture, it reveals copious aromas of blueberries, blackberries and spring flowers intermixed with hints of pen ink, lavender and graphite. Full-bodied as well as supple and accessible, it should keep for 12-15 years. (JD)" (12/2012) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with terrific, chiseled cut to the range of briar, anise, blackberry compote, bay leaf, iron and sanguine notes, all wrapped with singed alder and juniper accents on th ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine Remy Nodin "Le Mazel" Crozes-Hermitage

Remy Nodin founded his winery in 2008. Prior to that, his fruit was all sold to the large cooperative Cave de Tain. He farms 9 hectares throughout the northern Rhône including holdings in Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, St-Joseph and St-Peray. 


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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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2014 Powell & Son Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Barossa Valley Shiraz opens with rubber and tar notes giving way to a core of blackberries and black cherries plus underbrush, anise and pepper hints. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers a lot of expressive flavor in the mouth backed by ripe, grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long and earthy. (LPB)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The Barossa Valley Shiraz is sourced from mature Barossa Valley vineyards with the majority located along the region’s North-Western ridge in Marananga and Seppeltsfield as well as Lyndoch... Read More » 


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RP 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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2012 Domaine Lionnet "Terre Brulée" Cornas

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by Ludovic Izerable and crazy good, the 2012 Cornas Terre Brûlée is a stunning Cornas that spent 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels and demi-muid. Offering up notes of black raspberry, cassis, currants, ground herbs, spice and insane minerality, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, rich, yet taunt and pure texture that carries vibrant acidity and length. Still reserved and backwards, give this beauty another 3-4 years and enjoy bottles through 2027+. (JD)" (12/2014)  


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RP 94

2013 Raidis Estate Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia (Previously $20)

Energetic Shiraz with deep red / black fruit, smoked meat, bramble fruit and lifted spice. Lovely soft, generous mid-palate but also has fresh, juicy acidity. Really delivers a lot of quality for the price point. Raidis is a small family owned estate in the prestigious limestone rich soils of Coonawarra. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer) 


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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


2013 Bernard Levet "Les Journaries" Côte-Rôtie

94 points Vinous: "(aged in all older foudres): Dark purple. Powerful, strongly perfumed blackberry and cherry liqueur scents pick up sexy floral and spicecake nuances and a hint of smokiness with aeration. Rich, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated yet lively black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors energized by juicy acidity and an intense mineral quality. Finishes smooth, sweet and extremely long, with velvety tannins and a strong echo of peppery spices and smoky minerals. (JR)" (3/2016)  


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VN 94

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 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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2013 Bernard Levet "La Chavaroche" Côte-Rôtie

95 points Vinous: "Brilliant violet. An explosively perfumed bouquet displays intense black and blue fruit liqueur, incense, olive and floral pastille scents underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Broad, weighty and surprisingly lithe on the palate; sweet, palate-coating blueberry, cherry cola and candied violet flavors show superb concentration and energy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity and repeating minerality. Strikingly vibrant, seamless and persistent on the finish, where the mineral and floral notes emphatically repeat. (JR)" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "While no 2012 was presented, I ...Read More » 


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VN 95 RP 92 - 94

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

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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2012 E. Guigal "Château d'Ampuis" Côte-Rotie Top Pick!
2012 E. Guigal "Château d'Ampuis" Côte-Rotie

97 points James Suckling: "The nose has a complex array of fine-ground eastern spices, strong cardamom, fine dark chocolate, ripe black cherry and plums. There's even some liquorice. It has a neatly composed and elegant feel on the palate; it really flows long, rippling with spicy flavors and a smooth, dense and creamy finish. Best from 2028 for a decade or more." (10/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Côte Rôtie Château d’Ampuis is a bigger, richer wine that offers full-bodied richness and a broad, expansive style on the palate. Black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats and licorice all emerge fr ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Emilie" Hermitage

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming primarily from the sites of Grandes Vignes and Rocoules, and brought up in 100% new French oak, the 2014 Hermitage Cuvee Emilie sports a deep purple color as well as gorgeous notes of cassis, scorched earth, campfire, bouquet garni and crème brûlée. Possessing full-bodied richness, moderate, yet sweet tannin and no hard edges, it will benefit from a year or two of bottle age and have 10-15 years of prime drinking. It’s a terrific 2014 that’s up with the top wines in the vintage. (JD)" (9/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Very inviting, with aromas and flavors of warm raspberry ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 92


2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I suspect the wine of the vintage will be the 2015 Ermitage le Pavillon, and while it’s normally a more forward, sexy wine than the l’Ermite, in 2015 it’s easily the most concentrated, structured and mineral driven of the lineup. Its inky purple/blue color is followed by to-die-for notes of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, graphite, liquid smoke and a liqueur of rocks-like profile that could come from nowhere else in the world than this steep hillside of pure broken granite. Full-bodied, concentrated, structured and tannic, forget bottles for a decade and ...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 Mullineux Syrah Swartland South Africa

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Andrea Mullineux, 2016 Winemaker of the Year, Editors' Choice* This ripe selection conveys a superb sense of balance and refinement, with forward aromas and flavors of black cherry and brambly berry framed by notes of wood spice, mocha and pressed violet. Velvety in feel, the texture is plush and seductive, with fine yet structured tannins and ample acidity to keep the palate fresh through the close. It’s certainly delicious now, but this should age well through 2022. (LB)" 91 points Wine Spectator: "Black cherry and raspberry fruit streams through, lined with subtle pepper, violet ...Read More » 


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WE 94 WS 91

2014 Te Mata "Bullnose" Syrah Hawke's Bay

98 points Sam Kim: "The legend continues with this exceptional 2014 offering. It is totally seductive on the nose displaying dark plum, blueberry, violet and game characters with nuances of cedar and spice. The palate delivers awesome power and concentration, while remaining elegant and poised, with outstanding fruit purity and layers of delectable flavours. Tannins are in fine and in abundance, and frames the wine seamlessly. Built to last, this is a must for syrah fans and collectors. At its best: 2018 to 2034." (11/2015) 96 points James Suckling: "Spice - Lots and lots of spice here. There's loads ...Read More » 


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2015 Ferraton Père et Fils "Les Calendes" Crozes-Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better than the La Matiniere cuvée, the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Les Calendes (100% Syrah, destemmed and aged in concrete) offers lots of graphite and minerality, as well as full-bodied richness, a thick, unctuous texture, present tannin and a great finish. Again, the value here is about as good as it gets. At the moment, all of the Crozes Hermitage releases share a lot of similarities, but I’m sure they’ll show more singular characters with additional time in barrel. The quality (and number of cuvées) from this estate continues to soar, and this is ...Read More » 


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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 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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2010 Trinity Hill "Homage" Syrah Hawke's Bay

98 points James Suckling: "The wine by which all other top-tier New Zealand syrah wines have always been judged, this has impressive depth and ripeness, tapping into a spectrum of concentrated dark and red fruits more deeply and more profoundly than most. It is bathed in Moroccan spice and pepper, and a decent serve of toasty oak that is easily subsumed. The palate scoops deep and wide, delivering luscious, ripe dark berry, pomegranate and plum fruit flavor, plus licorice and spice. Mouth-coating tannins hold the finish long. Drink now." (10/2014) 96 points Bob Campbell: "Big, rich, velvet-textured Syrah wi ...Read More » 


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2013 Trinity Hill "Gimblett Gravels" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Black Label)

96-97 points Raymond Chan: "Very dark, deep, purple-red colour. The nose is near decadent in richness, with well-ripened black berry fruit. I see plums, hints of boysenberries and black pepper. Black and violet florals lift the aromatics. Nuances of oak spice and complex savoury hints add detail. The palate features the very ripe fruit. Is this verging on showing some over-ripe notes? If so, it works extremely well, as there are still lovely perfumes. The extraction and structure are more a feature on the palate than last showing. The tannins are very fine-grained and powdery. Grea ...Read More » 


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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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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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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)  


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
ST 91


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