2010 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Central Coast Syrah
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, licorice, underbrush, flowers and black olive. Pungent, smoky blackberry and blueberry flavors stain the palate, with chewy tannins adding support. The olive note lingers on the long, smoky, peppery finish. This could only be syrah. There are 3,100 cases of this excellent value to go around.
Pure, tight and vivid, with vibrant wild berry, blackberry, raspberry and huckleberry flavors, this holds focus and ends with a ripple of berry flavors. Drink now through 2020.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Murray’s appropriately named 2010 Syrah Tous les Jours comes across as a bit restrained in this vintage. It possesses plenty of length, but in a more medium-bodied, mineral driven style than the 2008 I reviewed last year. Varietal notes come through on the delicate finish. The 2010 is a bit clenched, but pretty. Best of all, it remains a fabulous value. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.
Quite literally an "every day" wine, this easy to drink Syrah boasts that grape's briary fruit and peppery character. In 2010 the tannins are soft, making this value a wine you can take home to enjoy right now with burgers, grilled lamb kabobs or steak.