Archive | Shiraz/Syrah

2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah

Wine Review: 2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah Lewis Vineyard in the Columbia Valley sits at an elevation of 1200 ft. and produces quality Syrah, most of it that was planted in 1998. The vineyard also comprises of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. The 2008 Bunchgrass Winery Columbia Valley Syrah is a full-bodied, enticing red with […]

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2011 Fields Family Lodi Syrah

Wine Review: 2011 Fields Family Lodi Syrah Located in the Mokelumne River sub AVA of Lodi (who knew Lodi had sub AVAs? They have seven appellations to be exact), this is a pretty style as far as Syrah’s go with core black fruits dominating. They sourced the grapes from a certified organic vineyard. An interesting […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Mackey Walla Walla Syrah

Damn this wine made me slap happy, the kind with a big’ol side to side grin. Then I came to my senses and realized it is time to recognize Mackey Vineyards rocks the Walla Walla Syrah. This is very, very tasty wine. This Syrah is only the second vintage for the brothers Mackey and quite […]

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2005 George Wyndham Founder’s Reserve South Australia Shiraz

George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. Thirty years later, he began expanding production to 11,000 gallons of wine per year while continuing to increase vineyard plantings. Although he passed in 1870, Shiraz remains the signature variety for this winery, and the birthplace […]

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2010 Crew Wine Company Matchbook California Syrah

This wine will surprise and confound. The blend of 90% Syrah from Dunnigan Hills and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon reflect a distinctive terroir not yet commonly appreciated. This relatively new AVA (est. 1993) located in Yolo County a part of North Central California produces unique flavors sometimes not usually associated with the specific varietal. This area […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Monteverro ‘Tinata’ Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a delicious blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Maremma. I knew there was awesome Syrah being grown in Italy but was not aware high quality Grenache was also being produced. This wine will appeal to all of you Rhone Rangers out there. The style is a bit more western than […]

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