Syrah: Articles on the Syrah Red Wine Grape Varietal

Top Ten California Syrahs - 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family.

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

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

2002 Cayuse Syrah En Cerise Vineyard, USA, Washington, Walla Walla - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

The cork broke on opening so this was decanted thru a filter.  It was interesting to drink side by side with the Cailloux Vineyard which was pop and pour.  This opened up first as expecte

2002 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard, USA, Washington, Walla Walla - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Its not often I get to enjoy a wine this old from Washington so this was a treat.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has black rapsberries, spice, slight violet, minerals and sl

2011 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Inky purple in color.  The nose has boysenberries, black pepper and slight bacon fat.  On the palate, this is not as boisterous as other vintages.  Still, nothing under ripe or green

2001 Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Great showing for this.  Still quite youthful.  Purple in color, to the rim.  On the nose, this has black raspberries, slight black pepper, hints of roasted meats and slight charcoal

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