Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

Pop and pour at Luce in San Francisco. A majestic dark ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are beautiful notes of plum, stewed meat, cedar, some black raspberry, smoke, floral. Taste: smooth, rich, juicy wine with dark fruit, worn leather, meaty, bitter chocolate, and a spiced graphite long finish. YUM! A day before fire up for the Kevin Hart show in SF. Cheers! — 3 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had mine with Round Table Double Pepperoni 🍕 🤷🏼‍♂️
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Ok, you win with the DOUBLE pepperoni!!
Jill Young

Jill Young

Sounds like a great wine AND a great occasion - enjoy the show!

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

An American breakfast in the bottle. Berry, Maple syrup, and smoked bacon. Lots if life in this baby remains. — 2 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2009

of the Cornas flight, this was the standout and again, the lineup was significant. It was a wonderfully wild expression of Syrah in the way that Cornas provides and yet, there was some real sophistication to it as well. Mostly primary with deep, delicious dark berries leading the way with fabulous structure. Long way to go for this one. Simply in a different class tonight. — 16 days ago

Severn, Shay and 8 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Really opened up after about an hour — 11 days ago

Zachary Salmon
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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

Blackberry, black pepper, meat juice... This is textbook Syrah from Northern Rhône. The palate is a model of balance. Sheer acid and great matter. Good width and a lively mouthfeel. Pointy tannins a bit of a grain in mid palate. Very long finish with blackberry and those meat juice notes that are consistent with the nose. This is probably much too early to open it and I think it'd be better with food, but this is one of the best crozes I've had so far along with some cuvées from Combier. Great stuff! — 10 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

Celle ci, ainsi que la plupart des bouteilles que je poste ces derniers temps viennent d'une commande auprès de mon caviste en ligne préféré du temps où j'étais encore en France. Ça fait plaisir !
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Si jamais: tu as besoin, tu peux faire livrer chez moi, puis je m’occupe de l’envoi vers la Pologne
Daniel M

Daniel M


Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2012

Youthful that is polished & silky with notes of dark cherry, berry fruit, meat, graphite, charcoal, pepper, spice & lavender. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Great vintage for Jamet that is still youthful but approachable showing lots of dark cherry, berry fruits, with notes of spice, smoked meat, licorice, olive, pepper & violet. Nearing the last btls of my 2 cases opened & consistent with my many prior notes. — 15 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1976

I must have sniffed the glass 4-5x before I put the wine in my mouth. Funk , in the best sense of the word , leather , cured meat and old furniture . When I finally tasted , the complexity of flavors were head spinning. A melange of flowers , spices , game, red fruit and some dark fruit . Reminds me of some aged Burgundy and Barolo that I have consumed. What I imagine being on LSD would be like, hopefully there are flashbacks. An amazing trip ! — 15 days ago

Richard Lin
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Ira Schwartz

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@Doug Powers I was fortunate to have attended a Steve Tanzer led tasting of La Mouline (think it was around 2005) . We tasted about 15-17 vintages . Like Rayas the consistency was simply amazing. The La Landonne tasting was eye opening but I did not find the same consistency as the La Mouline. Unfortunately I missed the La Turque event..
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Ira Schwartz, that all sounds just WOW!! We moved from NYC in 1988, so my ability to attend those great NYC wine tastings is no longer!! Cheers!
Ira Schwartz

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@Doug Powers Was it a Wine Workshop event? I recall the internal struggle about spending the money on these events. In hindsight they were”cheap” given the ascent in pricing that has occurred in the US market. 

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

I’ve got a soft spot for the wines of August Clape and this was a great showing but, and I’m really splitting hairs here, it just didn’t have the character that the ’09 Allemand had on this night. I found this bottle to be more about the 2009 vintage than anything else; enormous waves of sweet, ripe fruit with a soft, plush, luxurious texture. It was just a bit one dimensional tonight. — 16 days ago

Severn, Shay and 7 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1999

Easily the classiest of the three late-90’s Hermitage selections in this flight and there really isn’t much more to say. The Chave just hits different. Plenty of life and enjoyment left in these. — 16 days ago

Shay, Ely and 9 others liked this