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Giacomo Ascheri

Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Leather, oak, olive, dark red fruit — 9 hours ago

Domaine Courbis

Les Eygats Cornas Syrah 2000

Fully mature. Dark in color, no significant rim gradient. Lovely nose of dark fruit, heme and leather. Palate dark fruit, olive, leather and smoke. Smooth, complex and delicious. Drink now. — 8 days ago

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Valerie O'Shea

This wine is full bodied, cherry, plum, leather, smoke and tar. Delicious with salmon!

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Vielles Vignes Syrah 2010

Deep, powerful and intense with exceptional detail and layered complexity. Rich dark fruit, campfire smoke, black olive and violets come at you in waves. There is incredible depth and purity of fruit on the palate that’s backed by lively energy and lift. It’s still quite primary in its evolution with some powdery tannins and oak presenting themselves but it’s such a joy to drink and it’s so giving at this stage. The VV lives up to the hype. — 14 days ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

North Coast Syrah 2019

Baked raspberry, blackberry, pepper. Pen ink. Olive. Chewy. — 7 days ago

Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah 2010

Really a very nice Syrah. Probably 1-2 years past its perfect drinking window but still very nice tonight with a minimal decant. Perfect pairing with old-school steak diane. Lots of olive, some dark fruit, some earth, nice lifting acid, quite well balanced, long finish. — 7 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Pandora Edna Valley Grenache Syrah 2013

2013 is drinking beautifully, big red fruit, earth, and olive with long finish. Was told to wait on the 2014 but this one is ready now. — 6 hours ago

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Vinding Montecarrubo

Il Piccolo Terre Siciliane Syrah 2018

Wow. Just wow. Silly good. Mineral and floral blast from the get go. Black currant, olive, smoke, tea, woodsy red and black fruit profile. Violets and lilacs and Mediterranean herbs unfurl in the glass over hours, along with complex fruit and spices. So crystalline, elegant, seductive. Light, but minerals are through the roof. And the clarity! This producer works magic with French varieties in Sicily and this feels unexpectedly about terroir.

Tasted alongside a great bottle of Foillard Morgon, which this demolished. Amazing find from
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— 6 days ago

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Thanks. I had so many naysayers when I introduced this estate as they all wanted me to sell Sicilian grapes. But Peter knows what he is doing and if you zoom out you see Sicily has the best terroir for Syrah outside the Northern Rhone. Glad you enjoyed.

Domaine Pichat (Stéphane Pichat)

Champon's Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Funky, peppery, black olive, brambly dark fruit - not as much of it as I expected but still yummy — 13 days ago

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Château Montus

Cuvée Prestige Madiran Tannat

Would have guessed bordeaux blind. Peppery dark fruits, touch of olive, cedar. Holds its new oak well. This has at least another decade before hitting peak. — 3 days ago

Yvon Métras

Le Printemps Fleurie Gamay 2016

Reduction, but not nearly in the same orbit as my previous btl. Beneath that, stunning: cranberry, rose, olive, rosemary. On the palate: fantastic acidity, rose, cranberry, rosemary, lovely density. Yeah, words...yum. — 16 days ago

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