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2007 Jaffurs Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Reivew

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

This was opened as part of #BrownsSuckWinesDont.  While watching the Browns move to 1-29 over the last two seasons, I console myself drinking great bottles.  This one was no exception.&nb

2014 Andremily Syrah No. 3, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This was a great wine, but I had hoped it to show a bit better.  I gave it 12 hours of air and that wasn't enough.  There is a glass left in the bottle and I am curious how it will show l

2014 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Estate, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

I had been hearing good things about this winery so I bought a bottle.  It did not disappoint.  Purple in color.  The nose has raspberries, bramble, spice and black cherries.  G

2014 Cattleya Syrah Soberanes Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Lucia Highlands - Wine review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Opened as part of my #BrownsSuckWinesDont program where I punish myself watching the Cleveland Browns and reward myself with interesting wines.  A new discovery for me, this was very good.&nbs

2013 Jaffurs Syrah Larner Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Opened while watching the Cleveland Browns lose again.  I needed something strong that wouldn't make me try to hard.  While this fit the bill, in fact, this will be a couple or few points

2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Another nice wine from this producer.  This is a GSM blend with some other grapes as well.  Purple in color.  The nose has black and red raspberries, black pepper and spice.  On

2014 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

As to be expected, this is quite young and tight.  Yet, the nose is so precise it should develop beautifully.  Black raspberries, black pepper, roasted meats and violets.  On the pal

2013 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

My favorite of the 12, 13 and 14 trio of these wines (though all are good).  This also seems to be the one with the most upside potential.  Inky purple in color.  The nose is dusty w

2012 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Inky purple in color.  The nose has cedar, black raspberries and black pepper.  On the palate, jammy black raspberries with some black cherries and chocolate.  Good acidity.  Th

2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill, USA, California, Sta. Rita Hills - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

I love this bottling and vintage.  The oak treatment is perfect for the fruit.  Golden in color.  The nose is clean with peach and slight ginger.  Creamy texture.  On the p

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