California Syrah

Sine Qua Non

The Hated Hunter Syrah 2017

Sine Qua Non vs Schrader cage fight tonight.

+4 hour decant (some fine cloudy sediment). A remarkable dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: red and black fruit, stewed meat, sandalwood, pepper, bacon, charcoal. Taste: a smooth, rich, soft, powerful wine with dark cherry, licorice, smoke, leather, pepper and a long dark chocolate espresso finish. YUM! It has everything you want. Its young(probably a better score if I have patience), but so good I might pop another bottle tomorrow. Cheers!
— 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2017

Absolutely awesome - my favorite of the Presquile line up - really stood out -Boysenberry , black pepper (or maybe white pepper) spice ,cured meat great balance -love it 2017 Vintage — 15 days ago

Daniel, Aravind and 12 others liked this


Central Coast Syrah

Medium + intense aromas, dark fresh fruit, black plums, figs, dark cherries and lavender. Definitely on the savoury side with prominent cold meat, pepper and gravel followed by some spicy nutmeg base notes.
Palate is dry with a refreshing acidity with a good freshness throughout , prominent but fine textured tannins, dark fruit on the palate with a slight cedar like coursness. Solid and fresh spine holds the palate through a solid finish
— 14 days ago


Napa Valley Syrah 2012

Very nice. At 9 years old it has come together well… tannins slightly drying… but everything else perfectly enjoyable. — 14 days ago

Ira, Romain and 10 others liked this



Lillian Winery

California Syrah

Bright, rich nose full of blackberry, plum and black current fruit with a hint of creamy oak. Fruit dominated palate with plum and blackberry with a lifting touch of acidity. Complex fruit driven finish with touches of road tar and soy. — 24 days ago

Kendric Vineyards

Shenandoah Valley Syrah 2018

Lovely dark red color. Complimented with a fragrant nose of cherries, blackberry with black olives all expressed when drinking with a nice mouth feel. Finishes nicely with a lingering dark fruit flavor with that taste of black olives as it finishes. — 5 days ago

Sine Qua Non

Trouver l'Arène Syrah 2015

Yeah: awesome. And totally approachable right out of the gate. Just fantastic. — 6 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Chris and 10 others liked this

Porter Family Vineyards

Sandpiper Napa Valley Rosé Syrah 2020

Roses and strawberries through and through. Very nice rose, great pairing for grilled pork/beef sausage and bruschetta. Cheers. — 13 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Adversity Cellars

Erba Vineyard Syrah 2019

Big, velvety, concentrated Syrah. Dark fruit and a hint of meatiness. — 10 days ago

Jason, Shay and 22 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Hecho por Ruben Harrison Clarke Vineyard Syrah 2012

Cherry, black currant, medium body, light on tanin. Easy to drink. Needs to decant a bit. Gift from Traci. — a day ago