2014 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah
*Editors' Choice* Showing incredible depth for such an affordable wine, Andrew Murray does it again with this widely available bottling. The gamy nose shows lamb, rosemary, uncracked peppercorns, light tobacco leaf, soy sauce and a touch of tar. Purple flowers rule the palate, with lavender, violet and blossoming rosemary notes, with thyme and white pepper spicing up boysenberry fruit. (MK)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Syrah Tous les Jours is a total charmer and checks in as 100% Syrah from a bevy of Santa Ynez vineyards (all are within five miles of the winery). Notes of barbecue smoke, plums, licorice and pepper give way to a medium-bodied, juicy, lively, lightly textured beauty that has considerable charm and elegance. Winemaker Andrew Murray continues to deliver a bevy of beautiful wines that offer incredible quality, while not breaking the bank. These latest 2014s are all worth your time and attention. In addition, they're made in reasonable quantities. In short, California needs more wines like these. (JD)
Murray's 2014 Syrah Tous les Jours is a delicious, every day wine that won't break the bank. Forward and juicy, but in the mid-weight style of the year, the 2014 delivers serious quality for the money. Plum, cherry pit, rose petal and tobacco add shades of nuance throughout. (AG)
Lively and zesty, with easygoing fruit, offering notes of raspberry, dark chocolate and smoky pepper. (TF, Web-2016)
Somewhat quietly over the last 3-4 vintages, the Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah has become one of our best-selling domestic wines. We sold almost 400 cases of the 2013 vintage alone! Andrew has flown under the radar for a long time in the world of domestic Rhône-style producers making workmanlike wines that punch way above their price points. His wines are always varietally correct with great balance, rich flavors and tons of spice--and that is exactly what you get with the new 2014 vintage.