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2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2012 Wakefield (Taylor's) "St. Andrews" Single Vineyard Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $50)

96 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Slightly turbid/cloudy rim to the colour, although the hue is bright; it's very clear this has been made from an exceptional parcel of estate fruit, for it has an elegance and length not commonly found in the Clare Valley; likewise, its range of spicy red fruits merging with gently savoury/earthy nuances is exceptional." 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This is wonderfully complex and aromatic, with scents ranging from baking spices and savory beef to mixed berries. That swirl of seeming contradictions continues on the palate, backed by luxuriou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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." (7/2016) Wine Spectator: "Lively and zesty, with easygoing fruit, offering notes of raspberry, dark chocolate and smoky pepper. Drink now through 2023. 12,000 cases made. (Web Only, 2016)" K&L Notes: So... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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WE 92

2013 Force Majeure "Estate" Red Mountain Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There's 275 cases of the utterly sensational 2013 Estate Syrah and this 100% Syrah release comes all from the steep, upper portions of the Force Majeure vineyard on Red Mountain. Seamless and sexy, with pure creme de cassis, blackberry, smoked earth, crushed flowers and hints of violets, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a great finish. While no lightweight, it shines just as much for its purity and elegance as for richness and depth. It's already hard to resist, yet should drink beautifully for a decade or more. Th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20) Top Pick!
2013 Jim Barry "Lodge Hill" Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)

93 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Full crimson-purple; the back label proclaims that the Lodge Hill Vineyard is the highest in the Clare Valley at 480m and the wine has cool-grown nuances in its bloodstream; jet black fruits have rivulets of licorice, pepper and spice with banks of fine, savoury tannins." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Shiraz The Lodge Hill is redolent of eucalyptus, Chinese five spice, blackberries, black cherries and pepper hints, then fills the medium to full-bodied palate with a good amount of chewy tannins and plenty ...Read More » 


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JH 93 RP 90

2012 Howard Park "Leston Vineyard" Shiraz Margaret River (Previously $20)

95 points James Halliday: "Spent 18 months in new and 1-year-old French barriques. As the Shiraz vines in Margaret River have become mature, so has the depth of the fruit intensified, this wine a prime example, as its layers of black fruits and almost creamy tannins show; needless to say, the cedary impact of the French oak also plays a significant role." (2/2014) 95 points Sam Kim: "A lovely, perfumed bouquet: aromas of dark plum, blueberry and floral with hints of white pepper and cocoa on the nose. The palate is ripe and silky with an abundance of appealing flavours and polished tannins. It is linge ...Read More » 


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JH 95 SK 95

2013 K Vintners "Motor City Kitty" Yakima Valley Syrah

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from an older vineyard planted next to Dick Bushey's Bushey Vineyard, Smith's 2013 M C K Syrah (this stands for Motor City Kitty) is inky colored and off-the-charts good, with layers of black fruits, olive tapenade, crushed rock and pepper. Massive, full-bodied, decadent and voluptuous, it's certainly not for those craving lightweight aromas and flavors and dishes out immense pleasure. I think they almost give this away (it's priced somewhere around 35 bucks), but don't let the price fool you, this is an incredible wine! As usual, this was a mass ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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RP 95 - 97 WE 91

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 S.C. Pannell Syrah Adelaide Hills South Australia

95 points James Suckling: "A very handy follow-up to the previous vintage which won the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy, in fact, this could be a nose in front in terms of quality. The 2014 vintage was cooler, than 2013, producing a more compact, composed and muscular wine. It sacrifices nothing in terms of immediate appeal and polish though, all blackberry and black cherry fruits with plenty of spice, a little peppery edge and a thread of dark graphite-like stony allure. The palate is saturated in flavor with a mesh-like weave of fine, well-defined tannin. It's got all the promise of ...Read More » 


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2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $20+)

90 points James Halliday: "Pepper-laden shiraz. Meaty, mid-weight style. Cherry-flavoured fruit. Has enough interest, flavour and form to satisfy. Chewy finish. Toasty/spicy oak tops it off nicely." (2/2014) K&L Notes: 91 points Wine Front: "Quite remarkable. Tastes very much like Pinot Noir. Cherries, spices, perhaps some pepper and cloves. Light- to medium-weight and fragrant/savoury/spicy. Excellent to drink." All estate fruit from Oakridge Estate in Yarra Valley. The wine shows lovely perfumed notes of red currant, raspberry and toasted spices. The palate is medium bodied with great vibran... Read More » 


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JH 90


2014 Hentley Farm Shiraz Barossa Valley

95 points James Halliday: "**2015 Winery of The Year Award - James Halliday's Wine Companion** Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. An estate-grown wine blended from different blocks within the Hentley Farm vineyard. Deep, dense purple-crimson, it underscores the supreme quality of the vineyard, for this could pass muster as a Reserve release thanks to the layered array of red and black fruits, rounded tannins and quality oak; the balance is such that it can b ...Read More » 


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JH 95

2010 E. Guigal Hermitage Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal Hermitage

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is well-packed, with alder, anise and black tea notes leading the way for a core of juicy blackberry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Delivers a steeped feel through the finish, with a long charcoal thread. This is quietly always one of the smartest buys in high-end Northern Rhône reds. Best from 2016 through 2025." (9/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More brooding and backward, the 2010 Hermitage has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year. It offers lots of graphite, crushed rock, leather and smoky dark fruits, full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate concen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie

94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows energy and range, with mouthwatering, briary tannins carrying the core of blackberry and plum paste notes. Fruitcake, pastis and alder details fill in the background. The sneakily long finish presents heft and cut. (Insider - 08/2014)" 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully blended and about to be bottled, the 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is more serious, with obvious structure and density. Fabulously perfumed, with violets, black pepper, bacon fat, coffee bean and striking minerality, this medium to full-bodied effort is concentrated, layered and brilliantly focused, with fine t ...Read More » 


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2013 Melville "Verna's" Santa Barbara County Syrah Top Pick!
2013 Melville "Verna's" Santa Barbara County Syrah

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is likely the last vintage from this vineyard, which the family winery seemingly mastered in this bottling. There's an underlying umami-driven smoked meat backbone to the nose that also shows bold cherry blossom, olallieberry, pepper, dried herbs and blackberry-soy sauce. The palate is complex yet doesn't overpower, with bits of purple flowers, blueberry, black pepper and menthol. (MK)" (12/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another blockbuster is the 2013 Syrah Verna's, which comes from a vineyard located north of the Sta. Rita Hills, near Los Alamos. It was 70% destemmed and ag ...Read More » 


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2009 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rotie

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possessing additional richness, the 2009 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde boasts rocking cassis, scorched earth and chocolate to go with more classic cured meats, mineral and violet-like nuances that emerge with time in the glass. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure, with a core of sweet fruit, it too will totally thrill over the coming decade or more. (JD)" (8/2014) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich, fleshy style, offering lots of pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and currant fruit at the core, backed by ganache and singed juniper notes that add texture and length on the finish, with a terrific ir ...Read More » 


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2010 Craggy Range "Gimblett Gravels Vineyard" Syrah Hawke's Bay

94 points Sam Kim: "This is stunning. The bouquet is beautifully perfumed, displaying blue/blackberry, floral, game and spice notes with elegantly infused cedary oak. It's concentrated, succulent and supple on the palate with velvety texture, finishing extremely long, backed by plenty of cushioned tannins. A young beauty showing excellent harmony and integration, making it so approachable now but will no doubt age with grace." 93 points Bob Campbell: "Few wines manage to be rich (big, mouth-filling and mellow) and vibrant (tangy, bright, fresh and full of energy) but Craggy Range Syrah somehow manage ...Read More » 


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2014 Tensley Santa Barbara County Syrah

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is a sexy, sweetly fruited and voluptuous Syrah that offers up a rockin' bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. It should drink nicely on release and over the following 5-6 years. Santa Barbara County’s Joey Tensley continues to make ripe, textured and voluptuous wines that deliver serious bang for the buck. The latest 2013s and 2014s are all outstanding. However, recent vintages are pushing on the sweetness level, and in a number of cases, there’s obvious residual sugar in the wines ...Read More » 


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RP 90 - 92

2013 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Mendocino County Syrah

90 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Tous Ensemble is fabulous. Inky dark blue/purplish fruit, smoke, licorice, grilled herbs jump from the glass. A dollop of whole clusters adds gorgeous aromatic/savory overtones. Drink this juicy, lifted Syrah over the next few years. This is a terrific showing from Copain, not to mention a tremendous value. (AG)" (1/2015) Wine Spectator: "Offers lively acidity and a tight focus, with accents of cherry and cranberry plus spice and herb. Crushed stone notes underscore the dry tannins. Drink now through 2023. 1,680 cases made." (3/2016)  


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VN 90

2013 Melville "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another wine that represents one of the top values around, the 2013 Syrah Estate offers incredible notes of liquid smoke, ground pepper, olive tapenade and tons of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, textured and concentrated, it sill has remarkable purity and precision. Coming from the Sta. Rita Hills and aged 10 months in neutral oak, it's a gorgeous wine that readers shouldn't miss. (JD)" (8/2015) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Bacon fat, blackberry jam and black pepper combine for a classic and inviting nose on this bottling from the family-owned winery and winemaker Greg Bre ...Read More » 


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2013 J.L. Chave Selection "Offerus" Saint-Joseph

92 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Heady aromas of raspberry liqueur, cola, potpourri and smoky bacon are lifted by a vibrant mineral quality. Deep-pitched red fruit and violet pastille flavors stain the palate and become sweeter and more lively with air. Silky, focused and very nicely balanced, with excellent finishing thrust; silky, even tannins add grip. This is as fine a version of this bottling as I have ever tasted and shows a distinctly graceful touch for Syrah. (JR)" (3/2016)  


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VN 92

2013 Penfolds Bin 28 "Kalimna" Shiraz South Australia (Elsewhere $33)

95 points Bob Campbell: "An inky Shiraz, rich, dense and chewy with dark berry, liquorice and tar underpinned with spicy oak. Heroic wine that needs to be matched with fairly robust red meat dishes or allowed to age in bottle for at least a few years. Solidly structured with sweet tannins. Very impressive." 94 points James Halliday: "Sourced from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek; matured for 12 months in used American hogsheads handed down from prior duties with Grange, Bin 389 and so forth. Healthy and deep colour, it has a rich bouquet with licorice, spice, dark chocolate an ...Read More » 


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2013 McPrice Myers "Right Hand Man" Central Coast Syrah

From the producer: "Right Hand Man is a blend of Syrah form vineyards situated on the West Side of Paso Robles and in the Santa Ynez Valley, it is easy drinking and approachable. Licorice, sage, chocolate, violet, anise, leather, blackberry, grilled herbs, allspice, plum, smoke, juicy mouth feel with a velvety soft, rounded finish." 


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2013 Qupé Central Coast Syrah (375ml)

Qupé owner Bob Lindquist has been working in the Central Coast vineyards since 1975, while the winemaking trade in the area was still in its infancy. He worked for Jim Clendenen (who would later found Au Bon Climat) at Zaca Mesa Winery and founded Qupé in 1982. From the winery: "This full bodied red is made from grapes sourced from cool and warm climate vineyards. The cool climate components bring spice, freshness, acidity and lower alcohol, and warm climate components provide the deep, forward fruit. Because the wine is nicely balanced it is very enjoya... Read More » 


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2014 K Vintners "Milbrandt" Wahluke Slope Syrah

100% Syrah from the Clifton Hills and Northridge Vineyards on the Wahluke Slope. An ideal pairing with Hearty beef stews and Pasta Bolognese. According to the winery: "Textbook K Syrah. THIS IS IT! Game, black olive, crushed stone and a bouquet of fresh flowers thrown in. WOW!" 


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2014 Casas del Bosque Syrah Gran Reserva Valle de Casablanca

94 points James Suckling: "This is fantastic with blackberry, licorice and dried meat aromas and flavors. Full body, very fine tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Bright acidity and energy. Drink now." (5/2016)  


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JS 94

2012 Hentley Farm "The Beast" Single Block Shiraz Barossa Valley

96 points James Halliday: "*2015 Winery of the Year* Hentley Farm has a single-minded focus on producing what is as close as you're ever going find in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux. Estate-grown grapes come from a single block high on the hill, with shallow soils and even sunlight exposure resulting in very small berries. Deep, saturated crimson-purple paints the scene for a wine bottled Jan '14, with untold layers of black fruits, ripe tannins and integrated oak; bitter chocolate and poached plum flavours are in the mix too. Tasted 2 months after be ...Read More » 


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2014 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Though the current vintage has yet to be reviewed, but 2013 earned 90 points from Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Crozes Hermitage is a sensational effort that offers tons of meaty, smoky, olive, bay leaf and currant-like aromas and flavors in a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, mouth-filling style. Not destemmed and aged 12 months in used barrels, drink this inky colored, seriously impressive Syrah anytime over the coming decade." (12/2015) 


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2013 Alban "Patrina" Edna Valley Syrah

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The only 2013 I was able to taste from this estate, the 2013 Syrah Patrina offers full-bodied richness and depth, lots of dark fruits, cassis, licorice and graphite, perfect ripeness and a polished, elegant personality. Shining for its purity, it's ready to go and will shine on release. (JD)" (8/2015) 90-92 points Vinous: "Bright purple. Dark berry preserves, spicecake and smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Coats the palate with juicy black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors, with subtle spice and mineral nuances adding lift and bite. Fleshy and deep but lithe ...Read More » 


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2013 Glaetzer "Amon-Ra" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Previously $100)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Amon Ra has youthfully toned-down notes of blackcurrants, blackberry preserves, plums and cracked pepper with nuances of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar and black earth. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance for its commendable concentration and fullness, with tons of muscular fruit and spice layers framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great persistence. (LPB)" (6/2015) 95 points James Halliday: "From vines between 50-130 yo, yield 2t/ha; open-fermented in 1 and 2-tonne pots, post-fermentation maceration, mat ...Read More » 


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2013 Beckmen "Estate Purisima Mountain" Ballard Canyon Syrah

94 points Vinous: "The 2013 Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard boasts tremendous tension and explosive energy. Underlying veins of tannin and acidity, along with a drop of Viognier, give the 2013 much of its freshness. A rush of dark plums, black cherries, mocha, violets, cloves and licorice add nuance on the huge finish. This is a fabulous wine from Steve Beckmen. Steve Beckmen excels with deep, powerful wines. Beckmen's estate vineyards are in Los Olivos and on Purisima Mountain in Ballard Canyon. I was impressed with what I tasted this year. In particular, the 2013 Syrah ...Read More » 


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2014 SoHo "Valentina" Syrah Waiheke Island

95 points Bob Campbell: "Deeply tinted Syrah with a purple hue. Strong raspberry, spice/pepper and a suggestion of violets supported by nutty oak. Elegance on a grand scale. The wine is surprisingly appealing now, partly thanks to a strong core of sweet fruit, but will obviously benefit from cellaring." (4/2015) 95 points Sam Kim: "It is pristine and pure, yet seductively complex on the nose displaying dark plum, blueberry, floral and cedar with a whisper of white pepper. The plate is beautifully ripe and silky with excellent mid palate weight and fleshy mouthfeel, backed by supple tannins. A gracefu ...Read More » 


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2013 Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah

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. (JD)" (8/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and well-balanced, with raspberry and wildflower ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2011 Delas Freres "Domaine de Tourettes" Hermitage (Previously $80)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting off the 2011s, both of which were tasted out of bottle numerous times, the 2011 Hermitage Domaine de Tourettes is another blockbuster from this producer. Full-bodied, rich, layered and voluptuously textured, it offers up a beautiful bouquet of smoked herbs, leather, ground pepper and assorted meaty nuances that are grounded by a rich core of cassis and darker berry fruit. While a big wine, it has remarkable freshness and purity, serious mid-palate depth and silky tannin, all of which allow it to dish out loads of pleasure, even now. Enjoy it ove ...Read More » 


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2013 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

92-94 points Vinous: "Dark purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes vibrant black and blue fruits, incense, potpourri and star anise. Stains the palate with intense blueberry and cherry compote flavors that are given spine and lift by a smoky mineral quality. Densely packed yet lithe, finishing with outstanding thrust and breadth and smooth tannins that build slowly. (JR)" (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers is brilliant. Coming from the western edge of Hermitage’s Bessards lieu-dit (this is a cool, west-facing parcel of granite soils), its deep ruby/purple c ...Read More » 


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2011 Qupé "Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard - K&L Selection" Edna Valley Syrah

Arguably the most popular of the co-branded wines with our staff last year was the 2010 version of this wine so it had a lot to live up to this year. The good news is the staff is every bit as excited about it this year and we hope that enthusiasm will rub off on you. Bob Lindquist was more than happy to work with us again this year and put together this 100% Syrah bottling from certified Demeter biodynamically grown vines in the cool Edna Valley Appellation. Unmistakably Syrah from the first sniff of the nose the bold cracked black pepper, fried bacon, ... Read More » 


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2010 Hopes Grove "Silver Lining" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Previously $40)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Elegant fine-boned Syrah with berry, plum, mineral and anise flavours. There's also a seasoning of cracked black pepper and a suggestion of floral influence. Taut, tight and powerful wine with good cellaring potential." (1/2013) 92-93 points Raymond Chan: "A barrel selection wine. MS clone Syrah, hand-picked and fermented with 5% whole bunch to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 25% new oak, then aged a further 6 months with a greater percentage of new oak. Full, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has a very elegant, refined and tightly bound nose wit ...Read More » 


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2012 Unti Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Founded in 1997 by Mick Unti and his father George, the winery achieved early success with their Dry Creek Valley Zinfandels. But they felt that the climate and terroir of the valley also held great potential for Italian and Rhône varieties. Mick Unti says this about his delicious 100% Syrah: "This 2012 Syrah really illustrates the best attributes of this excellent vintage. It is very dark, with intense blue and blackberry fruit, licorice and spice. It might be the most full-bodied normale Syrah we’ve made in years. If you drink this wine now, you might ... Read More » 


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2013 Owen Roe "Ex-Umbris" Columbia Valley Syrah

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This 100% varietal wine offers generous notes of fig, chocolate and smoke. It’s restrained yet rich, supple and layered with boysenberry and chocolate flavors that linger." (5/2015) Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. Musky aromas of slightly stewy dark raspberry, plum, charred oak, licorice and herbs. Supple, spicy red berry and herb flavors show modest flesh and sweetness but a fine-grained texture and good energy. A bit lean for this bottling but persistent on the firmly tannic aftertaste. David O'Reilly, whose first vintage under his Owen Roe label was 1999, has planted ...Read More » 


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WE 91

2013 Sons of Eden "Remus" Old Vine Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia

95 points Bob Campbell: "Very deep red/purple colour, the bouquet rich and chocolate-ripe, bright and concentrated, deep and plush with fleshy extract aplenty and loads of soft tannin and alcohol. The wine is very full-bodied, concentrated and plush - power-packed but with remarkable softness of texture. A terrific shiraz. Drink 2019 to 2038. (Huon Hooke)" 94 points Wine Spectator: "Densely packed, with black pepper accented black cherry, plum and floral flavors that nestle into a bed of plush tannins, finishing with intensity and depth. The finish just keeps expanding. Drink now through 2025." (11/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine Rémy Nodin "Guilherand" St-Joseph (375ml)

Though the 2014 has yet to be professionally reviewed, the 2013 earned 91 points and praise from Wine Spectator: "A spice- and violet-infused version, with lots of anise, blackberry and macerated red currant fruit stretching out nicely and carrying through a long, iron-edged finish. Shows good latent grip for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2022." (04/2015) 


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2014 Fromm "La Strada" Syrah Marlborough

94 points Sam Kim: "At a mere 12% alcohol, this is perfectly ripe, fragrant and inviting on the nose with black/blueberry, Black Doris plum, violet and a hint of white pepper aromas. The palate is concentrated and generously flavoured, backed by plenty of supple tannins. Youthful and instantly charming, the wine is approachable yet promises to develop magnificently. At its best: 2017 to 2028." 93 points Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh and spicy Syrah with floral, violet, white pepper, plum and nutty oak flavours. Elegant supple Syrah that has been co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier to add to t ...Read More » 


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SK 94 BC 93

2012 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sharing some similarities to the le Meal (yet its from a very different terroir), with its full-bodied, decadent, heavenly profile that somehow stays pure, poised and elegant, the 2012 Ermitage le Pavillon (767 cases) offers an extraordinary perfume of cassis, raspberries, crushed flowers, powdered rock and smoked earth. Coming all from the granite soils of the les Bessards lieu-dit, which produces some of the most muscular, concentrated wines on the planet, this serious 2012 is more approachable than either the 2009 or 2010, yet certainly is at the same ...Read More » 


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2010 World's End "Wavelength" Napa Valley Red Wine (Elsewhere $70)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Wavelength Proprietary Red is an intriguing blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Franc. Its saturated purple color is followed by aromas of flowers, blueberries, blackberries, forest floor and spice. The wine hits the mouth with medium to full body, glorious fruit, sensational purity, wonderful texture and length, and a finish that lasts 40-45 seconds. Usually blending Cabernet Franc and Syrah together would not be a high priority on most winemaker’s agenda, but Maltus marches to the beat of a different drummer and clearly has something special o ...Read More » 


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2014 Herman Story "Nuts & Bolts" California Syrah

Out of Paso Robles, these wines follow the aesthetic of its winemaker Russell P. From--"all the facts with none of the filler." 


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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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2013 Ancient Peaks "Margarita Vineyard - Renegade" Paso Robles Red Blend

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The components of this blend change every year, and this vintage of 93% Syrah, 4% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot shows black cherry paste, crushed purple flowers and vanilla. Juicy blueberry and blackberry decorate the lavish palate, which is lifted by thyme and mint herbs. (MK)" (8/2016) K&L Notes: With their Margarita Vineyard, Ancient Peaks has carved out a niche for their estate wines which relibably over-deliver for under $20. The Margarita Vineyard is the only property in the newly recognized Santa Margarita Ranch AVA, which acknowledges its unique climate and terr... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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