Cabernet Syrah Blend

Le Chanceux

Mélange Red Wine 2015

Dark ruby/ Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, earth, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up ( 30 minutes).

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly, but already delicious. I would love to revisit this in 5 years.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself. Tasty, tangy and delicious. powerful, yet elegant.

A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Cabernet Franc and 4% Syrah. Fermented in (50%) New French Oak barrels. A small production of only 45 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 4 days ago

Ted, David and 9 others liked this

Sea Horse

Antoine Tête de Cuvée 2015

In decanter for 5 hours; deep ruby; pronounced intensity aromas of deep black fruit, black plum, black cherry , blackberry, potpourri, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, powerful fruit flavors balanced with structure, very concentrated and complex — 9 days ago

Severn, Chris and 3 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Wow @Allison Lyzenga Some hefty scoring from you, I've wishlisted this, but have been enjoying all your Israeli wine posts recently, it's an area I've never tried yet.
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@Severn Goodwin Scores may or may not have been affected by the charming winemakers’ enthusiasm for the wines at this barrel tasting 😏. But of course I try to stay objective.
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@Allison Lyzenga I love that you rate cleanly and objective! Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving.

Alvaro Palacios

Finca Dofí Priorat Garnacha Blend 2011

I love this...
Because his age I decanted for 4hours.

A blend of 95% Garnacha, and 5% Syrah

Intense fruit aromas with ripe blue and black berries, cherries, floral, plums, roasted coffee beans, dried herbs, cinnamon, vanilla, medium to full bodied on the palate with a high expression of the ripe fruits, fine creamy notes, fine cedar, good acidity, still a young wine with a long aftertaste ! 95DSP
— 15 days ago

Jan, Peter and 12 others liked this

Law Estate Wines

First Tracks Syrah Blend

I probably shouldn’t have of opened this bottle for another five years. Luckily, I’ve got four more. Sage and limestone on the nose. Slightly under ripe plums on the front of the palate. The nose and the front result from the dominant Petite Verdot. At the midpoint the tannins from the Syrah (and the minuscule amount of Cab) kick in. Velvety soft at the mid-palate with a calcaire finish. As an aside, I’d say that Law Estates is one of the three best vineyards in Paso Robles. — 2 days ago

Château Musar

Musar Jeune Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Tasty- not their high end cab but still enjoyable — 25 days ago

Daniel, leon and 3 others liked this

Bodega Dehesa de Luna

Vino Tinto Dehesa de Luna Origenes 2015

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Tempranillo. Cultivated organically in a “biodiversity reserve” in the Castilla la Mancha región near Valencia but outside of any DO, so technically it is an IGT. Black pepper, sweet blackberries, and smoke on the nose, with black cherry, spice, dark chocolate on the palate. Smooth tannins and acidity. A medium long, sweet finish, with I imagine some residual sugar here, (I bet it’s right on the line), but it is still a dry wine. Super easy to drink! — 18 days ago

Ira, Paul and 7 others liked this

Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Collaboration Series Ptera Cabernet Syrah

A lovely dark chewy wine. I always enjoy Force Majure wines. I’m not a big wine /food paring person. This wine calls out for food. Meat!! — 12 days ago

David, Shay and 8 others liked this


Rediviva of the Stones Syrah Blend 2014

A relatively delicate take on Walla Walla Syrah. Nose has herb-tinged sweet, tangy red fruit, clean river stones, and a sweet cured meat note. So soft-textured in the mouth. Initially very cracked-stone minerally but then, on the extended finish, the fruit comes through. Very distinctive. — 17 hours ago

Dawn, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Tzora Vineyards

Shoresh Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2017

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberry, blueberry, black currant leaf, bitter olive oil, earth, brush, baking spices, dried flowers; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, well balanced and integrated, very interesting flavors — 10 days ago

Iwan and Paul liked this

Viña Vik

Millahue Carménère Blend 2013

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red and black fruit, dried blackberry, dried black cherry, red plum, wet earth, leather, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, intensely concentrated dried fruit with funky earthiness, lots of new oak, very good — 2 days ago

Paul liked this