Category Archives: Syrah

Michael Twelftree White Hut Shiraz 2011

$39.99 McLaren Vale, Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78085   Dark, dense and chewy, this offers a full-bodied mouthful of blackberry, dried blueberry, white pepper and licorice flavors that persist into a dense finish. Surprisingly well-packed for this generally light … Continue reading

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Chapel Hill Parson’s Nose Shiraz 2013

$18.99 McLaren Vale, Australia PLCB Code# 72632   Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Parson’s Nose Shiraz has a pronounced nose of wild blueberries, crushed black plums and menthol with hints of cloves and anise. Full-bodied and richly fruited on the … Continue reading

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PIERRE AMADIEU DOMAINE GRAND ROMANE GIGONDAS 2013

$19.99 Gigondas, Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78138   Inviting in feel, with polished edges around the core of blackberry and plum compote notes, underscored by dark anise and sweet spice accents on the finish. Silky in feel, … Continue reading

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Henry’s Drive Shiraz Cabernet 2010

$19.99 Padthaway,Australia Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78076   Ripe and supple, with plump cherry, blackberry, caramel and floral aromas and flavors that keep glowing on the expansive finish. Drink now through 2020.–HS 91 Points Wine Spectator 8/15   88.5 Points … Continue reading

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Tenet The Pundit Syrah 2013

$23.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 49764   This shows nice tension between the ripe, dark flavors and crisp, lively structure, featuring a sleek core of plum and smoky tea flavors that carry easily into the long and deftly balanced … Continue reading

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Domaine Les Verrieres Les Pierres Plantees 2008

$15.99 Languedoc, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78091 A suave style, with a meaty aroma and flavors of dried blackberry, plum compote and dark currant, laced with intense mineral and forest floor notes. Focused slate and savory details emerge mid-palate … Continue reading

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Kurtz Family Vineyard Grenache Syrah 2010

$15.99 Barossa Valley, Australia PLCB Code#  37556 Bright and jazzy, with juicy blackberry, raspberry and spice flavors on a sleek frame. Nubby tannins emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2017.–HS 88 Points Wine Spectator Web Only-2014 Lots of ripe … Continue reading

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Southard Lawrence Vineyard Syrah 2009

$23.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 46308 Dark and bloody, this masterfully mixes layer upon layer of detail. Red meat, black olive, cassis and earth roll across the tongue, while hints of flower and chocolate linger in the nose. Complex, … Continue reading

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Kingston Family Vineyards Lucero Syrah Casablanca Valley Reserve 2009

$16.99 Chile PLCB Code# 39110 Dark but lively, with blackberry and melted licorice notes laced with briar, tobacco and roasted mesquite. The juicy finish offsets the toast nicely. Drink now through 2012. –JM 90 Points Wine Spectator Jun 30, 2011 … Continue reading

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Charles & Charles Cabernet Syrah 2013

$10.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 39473 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Syrah.  Nice dark berry aromas with mild smoke.  Flavors of ripe blackberry and plum fruit with a little bit of earthiness lead to a little harshness and  green-ness … Continue reading

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