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2013 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The Syrah Tous les Jours is a quintisential Santa Ynez Valley Syrah. It is simultaneously Bold and Balanced, Rich and Smooth, Fruit Forward and Earthy. It is impossibly dark and full-bodied, without ever going over the top. It is heavily inspired by Northern Rhone Syrah (Hermitage) and Australian Shiraz (Barossa Valley). The aromas and flavors are dominated by black cherry, raspberry, white pepper, forest floor and toasty oak. It is absolutely unique and special expression of Syrah. Moreover, It is a style that one can enjoy every day." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Do you eve... Read More » 


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WE 93

2012 Delas "St-Esprit" Côtes du Rhône

Wine Spectator: "A gentle, perfumy style, with black tea and sandalwood notes leading the way, followed by black cherry and plum fruit. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: Wine Advaocate reviewer Jeb Dunnuck commented in 2013 that Delas " is producing no nonsense, extremely high quality efforts that are near the top of each of their respective appellations." 


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2012 Elderton "Estate" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $27)

93 points James Halliday: "Matured in American and French puncheons for 18 months, it has very good shape and drive to its medium to full-bodied palate, with black cherry, bramble and fruitcake flavours, the mocha oak in balance." (3/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "92+ Deep garnet-purple colored and just gorgeous on the nose, with intense floral and black fruit notes plus some menthol and dusty earth nuances, the full-bodied and rich 2012 Estate Shiraz offers concentrated flavors supported by a good backbone of medium to firm, rounded tannins and refreshing acid. It finishes long. Drink now to 2024+. (LPB) ...Read More » 


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JH 93 RP 92

2011 Qupé "Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard - K&L Selection" Edna Valley Syrah Top Pick!
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 Bio-Dynamically 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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2012 Paxton Estate "MV" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $20+) Top Pick!
2012 Paxton Estate "MV" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $20+)

92 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Strong crimson-purple; has a complex interplay on its bouquet and palate between the fragrant plum and mulberry fruit on the one hand, and a savory/chocolatey fruitcake McLaren Vale imprint on the other. Will have great appeal to biodynamic acolytes."91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020." (8/2014) K&L Notes: The nose shows powerful, lifted ripe berry fruit, vanilla and chocolate. On the palate there is plenty of rich,... Read More » 


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JH 92 WS 91

2011 Ravenswood "Vintners Blend" California Shiraz

A perennial value-based favorite, Ravenswood's Vintners Blend Shiraz packs big punches full of mulberry, dark chocolate and roasted meats. Made by one of California's iconic producers. 


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2012 Michael & David "6th Sense" Lodi Syrah

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Richness (of both flavor and texture) marks this deeply colored, full-bodied Syrah. Aromas of ripe blackberry and licorice coupled with flavors of clove and blackberry jam make it luscious yet not overly big. It has the firm tannins and good balance for aging through 2019." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic 2012 Syrah 6th Sense does not compete flavor-wise with the two Cabernets or the Petite Petit, but it is an attractive, supple, full-bodied, black-fruited Syrah offering notes of roasted meats, black olive tapenade, and blackberries. Soft, round an ...Read More » 


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WE 91

2013 Elephant Hill Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $30+) Top Pick!
2013 Elephant Hill Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $30+)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Deeply tinted, full-flavoured Syrah with appealing sweet plum, blackberry, raspberry and cracked pepper flavours. Nicely structured to allow drinkability now but also let the wine age well. Delicious wine with a bright future." (4/2015)94 points Sam Kim: "This is hugely promising. The wine exhibits outstanding fruit purity with elegant complexity - black plum, blueberry, smoke and cedar. It's concentrated and refined on the palate showing gorgeous fruit weight and velvety texture, and finishes superbly long and smooth. Supple tannins provide excellent structure and length. A ...Read More » 


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2012 Amelia Park Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia Top Pick!
2012 Amelia Park Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Deep crimson; it has a rich and vibrant bouquet of black fruits, spice and pepper; the 12 months it spent in oak also makes its presence felt, joining with the tannins on the medium-bodied palate to provide excellent texture and structure." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "This wine has great richness of flavour, aromas of spicy cherry and plum and a soft fruit-driven palate delivering dark berries, liquorice and subtle tannins. The wine is approachable but will continue to develop and improve with cellaring. We source a single viney... Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Oakridge Estate Single Vineyard Series "Oakridge/Whitsend Vineyard" Shiraz Yarra Valley (Elsewhere $35)

94 points James Halliday: "From the west-facing Whitsend Vineyard (66%) and the east-facing estate vineyard (34%); whole berry and whole bunch-fermented in open fermenters, then 12 months in French puncheons. Bright, clear crimson-purple; it has a particularly fragrant bouquet and a perfectly balanced medium-bodied palate, spice common to both; blackberry, plum, cedar and fine, but persistent, tannins in the mouth." (8/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Whitsend & Oakridge Vineyards Shiraz notes of red currants, blackberries and mulberries with touches of black pe ...Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Woodstock Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $25)

94 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Deep crimson-purple; makes light of its alcohol, for while it is profoundly varietal and regional, it is light on its feet, and the chocolate-wrapped black fruits break free with airily juicy, yet spicy and savoury, flavours on the finish." (7/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The 2012 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise colour with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavours wi... Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Qupé Central Coast Syrah

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Inky purple. Highly perfumed aromas of dark fruit liqueur, potpourri and incense, with a peppery spice quality emerging with air. Juicy blackberry and blueberry flavors are complicated by notes of allspice and violet, with a smoky quality sneaking in on the back end. Supple tannins build with air and give shape to the long, spicy, penetrating finish. Very fresh and very syrah, with fruit to burn. While Qupe is now partnered with Charles Banks' Terroir Selections group, Bob Lindquist is still very much present and in charge here. Like his longtime stabl ...Read More » 


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AG 90

2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria Top Pick!
2012 Oakridge Estate "Over the Shoulder" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria

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)  


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JH 90

2012 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Mendocino County Syrah

Copain's Tous Ensemble wines are approachable, everyday drinkers sourced from fine Mendocino County vineyards. The character is food-friendly and versatile for a pop-and-pour with some pedigree. From the winery: "Our 2012 Tous Ensemble Syrah is a medium-bodied blend of grapes from Mendocino County. The body is lightly textured with medium tannins. Bright acidity accents the palate of dark brambly fruits, hard spices and an earthy core. Drink now, though it will improve over the course of five years." 


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2012 Sittella Shiraz / Grenache / Tempranillo Swan Valley Western Australia (Previously $20)

James Halliday: "Special Value Selection: Clear, vivid red; the fragrant, aromatic bouquet leads into a light to medium-bodied palate, full of juicy red fruit flavours tailor-made for early drinking, although there are enough fine tannins on the finish to sustain it for a couple of years in the bottle, or match it with hearty food. Excellent value." K&L Notes: A unique blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Tempranillo that all do extremely well in the warm Swan Valley climate. This wine captures the richness and power of Swan Valley fruit, while retaining lots and freshness and spice. A medi... Read More » 


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2012 Duane Coates Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia Top Pick!
2012 Duane Coates Syrah McLaren Vale South Australia

94 points James Halliday: "Medium-bodied, it has both intensity and complexity to its melange of sooty black fruits, spice and licorice, giving an attractive savoury/foresty cast to the wine." (8/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Deep crimson red in colour. Vibrant aromas of mulberry and black cherry accompanied by mocha, roasted spice and subtle forest floor notes. Plush and softly textured on the palate with rich black fruits interwoven with earth, anise and game nuances. The lingering finish is supported by layers of soft velvety tannin. Drink now to 2025. 300 cases made. The fruit is s... Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Gilles Troullier "Boreal" Rouge Languedoc Roussillon

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to his Syrah-based effort, the 2012 VDP Cotes Catalanes Boreal is 100% Syrah, from 30-year-old vines mostly planted on granite soils, and is aged 14-16 months in French and Austrian oak demi-muids. More deep, layered and concentrated than either of the L’Esprit du Temps (as expected), it offers a spectacular bouquet of black currants, charcoal, smoked meats and leather, with an almost Cornas-like wildness that comes out with air. Full-bodied, massive and yet seamless on the palate, with fabulous concentration, purity and length, it is a serious ef ...Read More » 


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RP 96

2010 E. Guigal "Château d'Ampuis" Côte-Rotie (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal "Château d'Ampuis" Côte-Rotie (Pre-Arrival)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is an off-the-hook effort that easily competes with the more expensive single-vineyard releases. Seamless, gorgeously pure and seriously concentrated and full-bodied, it’s an insanely gorgeous Syrah offers layers of creme de cassis, vanilla bean, creamy licorice and smoked meat aromas and flavors. Still a baby, it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, at which point it should offer another two decades or more of longevity. Don’t miss this beauty! (JD)" (8/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, offering dark currant and blackberry paste flav ...Read More » 


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2012 Hewitson "Ned & Henry's" Shiraz-Mourvedre Barossa Valley South Australia

96 points James Halliday: "The grapes were grown on Barossa Valley terra rossa: oxidised iron red soils over limestone, and the wine was matured in used French oak. The vivid colour of the wine attests to its moderate alcohol, as does the joyful display of red and black fruits; the tannins are supple, the oak subtle but evident. Fantastic value."  


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JH 96

2013 Domaine Combier "Purple Label" Crozes-Hermitage

Jancis Robinson: "What tremendous scent! Wow -- this gives astonishing flavour for the price: meat, smoke, pepper, chocolate, coffee. Charismatic, gregarious and compelling -- wins you over by sheer force of personality. *Very Good Value* 17/20 points. Drink 2015-2025. (RH)" (2/2015)  


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2011 Mount Trio Estate Shiraz Porongurup Western Australia (Previously $15)

94 points James Halliday: "Good colour; an impressive wine at all points along the way, with a peacock's tail display of black cherry, spice and licorice embraced by warm, fine tannins, oak playing a largely unseen role. Will cellar well, but there's no reason not to drink it today, having flourished over the past 18+ months." (11/2013) K&L Notes: Mount Trio was named one of James Halliday's Top 10 "Dark Horses' of up-and-coming wineries for 2014. This small family estate is owned and managed by veteran winemaker Gavin Berry and his wife. Together they make wines from their own lovingly hand-... Read More » 


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JH 94

2012 Delas Freres "Domaine de Tourettes" Hermitage (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Delas Freres "Domaine de Tourettes" Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Just a small step back from the Les Bessards, the 2012 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes is a stunning effort that exhibits blockbuster notes of toasted spice, leather, peppery herbs and sweet black and blue fruit. Seeing 16 months in 60% new French oak, it's a powerful, concentrated and full-bodied effort that has lots of tannin, but more than enough fruit to handle it. Like the Les Bessards, shorter-term cellaring is advised here and it will have over two decades of longevity. This team continues to knockout it out of the park. Run by Jacques Grange and ...Read More » 


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2013 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

91 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright purple. Energetic black raspberry, cherry, Asian spices and olive paste on the seductively perfumed nose. Fleshy and expansive in the mouth, offering juicy red and dark berry liqueur flavors and a suave note of candied violet. Picks up spiciness and smokiness with air and finishes on a sweet dark berry note, with good nervy cut and floral persistence. Maxime Graillot told me that this wine is made from a site in Chassis that was planted 45 years ago and has never been treated with any chemicals. -- Josh Raynolds (JR)" (2/2015)  


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AG 91

2012 Owen Roe "Ex-Umbris" Columbia Valley Syrah

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated bright ruby. Reticent, high-pitched aromas of black raspberry, kirsch, licorice and violet, complemented by some sweet oak. Very ripe, dense and smooth, showing an almost liqueur-like quality to its black cherry and saline flavors. Not at all overly sweet but the tannins are suave and fine-grained. This has enough juicy energy to expand in the bottle. As in most recent vintage, a terrific value in Washington Syrah." (12/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "Focused, dense and polished, with blackberry, cherry and floral flavors on a glassy, smooth texture, lingering easily and ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WS 91

2012 Yangarra Estate Shiraz McLaren Vale

95 points James Halliday: "Welcome, we hope you enjoy the show. Twist the cap and it's as if the words tumble out. Immediately perfumed and expressive but with the grunt of tannin and fruit to give it real substance. Saturated plum, soy, five spice and smoky, musky oak. The very epitome of a modern major general release shiraz." (3/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color and showing aromas of blackcurrants, black plums and baker’s chocolate with hints of tree bark, charcoal and bacon fat, the medium-bodied 2012 Shiraz is tightly knit on the palate with ripe tannins and fruit that are both ...Read More » 


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JH 95 RP 90

2012 Alban "Patrina" Central Coast Syrah

Patrina is Alban Vineyards' entry level Syrah bottling which is sourced from newer parcels of estate-grown fruit. This 2012 bottling has not yet been professionally reviewed, but the 2011 vintage garnered 93 points both from Antonio Galloni as well as Jeb Dunnuck writing for Wine Advocate. 


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2012 Stolpman "Estate" Ballard Canyon Syrah

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Coming from one of Ballard Canyon’s premiere vineyards, this offers aromas of black cherry, wet black loam and morning dew on sage. The mouthfeel is all silk, and flavors are savory, with elderberries, crushed sage and wild mint." (2/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "(made with 50% whole clusters and raised in concrete tanks): Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. Spicy and penetrating on the palate, with juicy blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors framed and lifted by tangy acidity. This suave, powerful, ...Read More » 


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2012 Culler "Casaeda" Sonoma Coast Syrah

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a major sleeper of the vintage as well as a great value in California Syrah from Karen Culler. Made from 100% Syrah, it offers up luscious notes of ripe blackberry fruit, incense and a touch of white flowers. Deep and medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a layered mouthfeel, this terrific wine can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years. It is hard to believe one can find such a delicious Syrah for under $50 a bottle, so move quickly. (RP)" (12/2014)  


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RP 92

2009 Baker Lane "Estate" Sonoma Syrah Top Pick!
2009 Baker Lane "Estate" Sonoma Syrah

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Youthfully wound-up aromas of blackberry, mulberry and violet, plus a strong note of licorice. Deeply pitched dark fruit flavors are given an exotic character by notes of violet pastille and star anise. Supple and expansive on the firm, gripping, intensely spicy finish. This textbook syrah should age well. (ST)" (5/2011) Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Syrah Estate Vineyard shows the wilder side of the grape in its red cherries, black pepper, spices and herbs. Medium in body, it possesses good balance and energy through to the finish. (AG)" (8/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Syrah E ...Read More » 


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ST 92

2012 Eric et Joel Durand "Prémices" Cornas

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cornas Premices knocks it out of the park with its chocolaty dark fruits, leather, crushed rock and licorice aromas and flavors. Dense, full-bodied and concentrated, with a hedonistic, voluptuous slant, drink it over the coming 6-7 years. Another brilliantly run estate in the Northern Rhône, Eric and Joel Durand have made rich, concentrated and textured 2012s that show the vintage nicely. These should drink nicely on release yet evolve gracefully. Their 2013s follow suit, with their top cuvee, the Cornas Confidence, being the only wine that wil ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 91

2012 Avennia "Arnaut-Boushey Vineyard" Yakima Valley Syrah

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 100% Syrah and most likely the best vintage of the wine to date, the 2012 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Arnaut is a smoking-barrel sample that’s loaded with potential. Blackberry, pepper, bloody meat, salty minerality and earth are just some of the nuances here. This full-bodied effort has fantastic texture, substantial, yet sweet tannin and a terrific finish. It should evolve nicely for 3-4 years and drink well through 2027." (6/2014)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice" This wine shines with notes of smoked meat, mineral, dark coffee and earthy funk. The flavors are de ...Read More » 


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2013 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

What do you get when you cross a master sommelier and a winemaking family powerhouse? You get Luli, the brainchild of Sara Floyd—som, owner of Swirl Wines, veteran of the biz—and the Pisoni Family—the "masters of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation" according to wine writer Jon Bonné. Luli is a love letter to the Santa Lucia Highlands region, with hand-crafted Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinots, and Syrahs that showcase the unique Central Coast terroir at prices that don't break the bank. Their Syrah is made with classic techniques: native yeasts, h... Read More » 


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2011 Baracchi Smeriglio Syrah Cortona DOC

92 points James Suckling: "A stylish Syrah with spices, dried meats and ripe fruits that follow to a full body, with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Drink or hold." (7/2013) Wine Spectator: "An elegant yet well-toned red, offering a core of blackberry fruit, tinged with iron, sanguine and pepper accents. Balanced and moderately long. Drink now through 2018. (Web only 2014)"  


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JS 92

2013 Melville "Estate - Verna's" Santa Barbara County Syrah

91 points Antonio Galloni: "Opaque ruby. Aromas of cassis, cherry compote, cured tobacco and pungent flowers, with a note of black olive emerging with air. Fleshy, sweet and seamless in texture, offering round dark fruit preserve and bitter chocolate flavors plus a hint of spicecake. Fine-grained tannins give shape to the finish, which features a sexy floral nuance and a touch of candied violet. In a fairly savory style, which will make it very flexible at the table. (JR)" (12/2014)  


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AG 91

2013 Carlisle Sonoma County Syrah

90-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Syrah is one of the real overachievers in this range. Mike Officer did not think his flagship Papa's Block Syrah was good enough to be bottled on its own, so it was blended with a parcel of Sonoma Mountain fruit for this year's Syrah. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke and licorice all jump from the glass in a plump, extroverted Syrah to drink while the fruit retains its juiciness. Hints of lavender, violets, mint and dark spices wrap around the finish. I am not sure I have met a winery owner quite like Mike Officer before. Of course, Officer is well- ...Read More » 


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2012 DuMol "Jack Robert's Run" Sonoma Coast Syrah

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "***Three Stars*** Intensely spicy with a wealth of pepper and game tagging it as Syrah in no uncertain terms yet also wonderfully deep in ongoing blackberry-like fruit, this exquisitely structured wine manages to be big, balanced and uncommonly well-polished all at the same time. It is showy in some ways and still nascent in others, and it impresses as a wine with great places to go. It would be a shame to pour it before its fifth or sixth birthday, and it should continue to grow for at least twice as long." (11/2014)94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Syrah Jack Robert's Run Grego ...Read More » 


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2012 Dalwhinnie "Moonambel" Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria

95 points James Halliday: "The deep purple-crimson colour semaphores serious intent, thoroughly intimidating when you realise this is the fourth tier of Dalwhinnie's Shiraz releases; the intimidation continues with a black fruits, tar and licorice bouquet of what is an unashamedly full-bodied Shiraz needing to be left alone until '20." (7/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz Moonambel offers a gorgeous perfume of violets, aniseed and dark chocolate over a core of cassis, ripe blackberries and cedar plus a hint of spice box. Medium-bodied, fine, elegant and tightly woun ...Read More » 


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JH 95 RP 94

2010 Oakridge "864 Single Block Series Winery Block" Syrah Yarra Valley Victoria (Previously $50)

96 points James Halliday: "Bright, clear crimson-purple; supple and luscious, with vibrant red and black cherry aromas, which flow through to the mouthfilling palate; the whole berry ferment results in great purity of the fruit flavour, yet it has all of the texture one could wish for." (11/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2010 864 Winery Block Syrah offers up attractive red and black berry aromas alongside notes of pepper, earth and bark intermingled with some herbal hints of stems and florals. The medium-bodied palate has vibrant acidity, a medium level of rounded tannins ...Read More » 


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JH 96

2013 Lionel Faury "Vieilles Vignes" Saint-Joseph

91-93 points Antonio Galloni: "Inky purple. Highly complex scents of red and dark berry preserves and fresh flowers, along with a zesty, spicy topnote. Shows very good energy and lift to its juicy black raspberry and violet pastille flavors, picking up a smoky nuance with air. Closes spicy, sweet and very long, with supple tannins sneaking in late. (JR)" (2/2015)  


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AG 91 - 93

2013 FRAM Shiraz Swartland

90 points Decanter: "Complex, savoury, herbal, meaty and aromatic. Palate follows with smoky, fireplace embers and vibrant, fresh red cherry fruits. Graceful yet firm tannins frame the fruit beautifully. 17.5/20 (90+)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: Thinus Krüger, CEO / President / Winemaker / Grape crusher / Sole employee of FRAM, brings us these remarkable "wines of exploration." I recently tasted these with Pascal Schildt, the small, specialist South African importer who brings us these wines, and I was truly blown away by the quality, purity, depth and VALUE of the entire range! This juicy, d... Read More » 


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DC 90

2011 Willowbrook "Altes Vineyard" Sonoma County Syrah

Willowbrook is a largely under-the-radar label from Joe Otos, winemaker at Owl Ridge Wines in Sebastopol. We've got some great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from choice vineyards from Willowbrook in the past, and now this Syrah. It comes from the Altes Vineyard, located in the Rincon Valley area in the middle of Sonoma County--not far from the hot Kick Ranch vineyard. 


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2012 Alain Voge "Les Chailles" Cornas (Previously $50.00)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2012 Cornas releases, the 2012 Cornas les Chailles (100% Syrah from the Les Chailles lieu-dit, aged in 2- to 5-year-old white-wine barrels) is stunning stuff that could rival the 2010 and 2011 in another couple of years. Offering up terrific cassis, black raspberry, crushed rock and licorice aromas and flavors, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with awesome purity. Already hard to resist, this puppy will evolve gracefully for upward of a decade. (JD)" (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely drive and energy from the start, with anise, plum, v ...Read More » 


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2010 Andrew Thomas "DJV" Shiraz Hunter Valley New South Wales

94 points James Halliday: "Mid-crimson, bright; a spicy and red-fruited bouquet with cinnamon, roasted meats and licorice on display; the palate is fleshy and forward on entry, immediately accessible, yet with backbone and a medium-bodied structure of silky fine tannins providing an expansive and harmonious conclusion." (7/2012)  


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JH 94

2012 K Vintners "Motor City Kitty" Columbia Valley Syrah

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Syrah Motor City Kitty is another incredible Syrah from this estate that does everything right (including selling for a crazy low price). Giving up plenty of creme de cassis, licorice, crushed rock and subtle vanilla nuances, it’s full-bodied and incredibly polished on the palate, with ultra-fine tannin structure and gorgeous concentration that never seems cumbersome or heavy. Made from 100% Syrah and coming all from sandy soils, it’s blockbuster stuff that will have 10-15 years of longevity." (6/2014)  


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RP 94 - 96

2011 K Vintners "The Hidden - Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Syrah (Previously $65)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged in 100% new 500 liter barrels, the 2011 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard is an incredible Syrah that gives up pure aromas and flavors of blackberry, ground pepper, minerality, and dried spices and hints of vanilla in its full-bodied, elegant and seamless profile. Slightly more mid-weight than prior vintages, yet with beautiful concentration and solid mid-palate depth, it has enough tannin and richness to evolve gracefully for over a decade as well. (JD)" (6/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright red-ruby. A sexy balsamic note adds interest to the aromas of raspberry, red l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2012 Unti Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Mick Unti says this about his delicious red: "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 consider decanting it. I’m counting on this Syrah to age nicely over the next 4 to 7 years." 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $28.99 Add To Cart

2012 Eric et Joël Durand "Lautaret" St-Joseph

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better, the 2012 Saint Joseph Cuvee Lautaret sports an inky purple color to go with fabulous notes of ripe black raspberry, cassis, licorice, beef blood and leather. Full-bodied, concentrated and textured, with lots of sweet tannin, it’s a serious Saint Joseph that readers need to buy. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Dark roasted plum and fig fruit is melded with succulent licorice and ganache notes in this red, which is broad and fleshy in feel, with an echo of iron on the finish. Drink now through 2018." (10/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 92

2012 Edmunds St. John "Fenaughty Vineyard" El Dorado County Syrah

Edmunds St. John is a Rhône blend specialist making wine in Berkeley, California since 1985. The Fenaughty Vineyard, located at 2,800 feet on the south side of the American River where the soils are volcanic clay-loam, produces a smokey, gamy wine that just might be a dead-ringer for young Crozes-Hermitage. Winemaker's tasting note: "Quite dark purply-red. Deep nose showing violet notes, and smoke, a bit of blackberry-leaf. Medium-to-full body on the palate, with engaging texture, and good freshness. Flavors nicely balanced, and lengthy, but only showing... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2012 Eric Kent "The Barrel Climber" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $40)

90 points Wine Spectator: "An intensely grapey and extracted red, featuring pure, chunky blackberry, wild berry, black licorice, smoke, graphite and cedary oak notes. Ends with a dense, chewy aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2028." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Each vintage of Eric Kent wines, and each individual release, bears a label with unique artwork commissioned by the winery. Another work of art: Eric Kent manages to maintain wine buyers' intense interest in their concentrated, flavorful Syrahs. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: Hidden View Price
WS 90

2007 Joseph Swan "Trenton Estate" Russian River Valley Syrah

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Black and blue fruits on the nose, complicated by notes of black cardamom and candied violet. Spicy and precise on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering sweet blackberry and boysenberry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. The smoky, sweet, clinging finish leaves a note of cracked pepper behind." (5/2012)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a notable wine for its smooth, supple tannins and its intense flavors of black cherry jam, mocha, bacon, black pepper and sandalwood. It’s a full-bodied selection for drinking soon, and be sure to pair it with almost anything i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $25.99 Add To Cart
ST 90 WE 90

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