Central Coast Syrah

Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2016

Ron R
9.1

Pleasantly surprised with this, as Stoplman wines have been on my shit-list for a New York minute. Unflattering pepper and vegetal nose, transitions into a very presentable olive and leather-laced experience. Nice dark fruit profile cherries and blueberries. Finished sweet and sensual - Fulton St, NYC. — 15 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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Interesting that you usually don’t like them—Stolpman is routinely a favorite of mine!
Ron R

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@Ellen Clifford, you should know by now that I’m a troubled man 😏
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Well now that you’ve found a Stolpman you like perhaps there’s hope for you 🤣

Terry Hoage Vineyards (TH Vineyards)

Three-Four Paso Robles Syrah 2011

2011 Vintage. 15.2% Alcohol. Big bruiser of a wine! Yum. — 8 days ago

Shay, Neil and 2 others liked this

Piedrasassi

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

Tastes like a cigar box smells.....in a cedar closet. Super bitter barky aftertaste, and dirty swig-from-the-bottle fun after two days open. Something amazing from Lompoc. — a day ago

Jess Paley
with Jess

The Ojai Vineyard

Syrah White Hawk Vineyard 2014

Bought from the RH list in Yountville. Bright and vibrant. Sweet fruit forward nose. Very floral. Notes of raspberries and a little soil. A nice option next to the Cote-Rotie for a little comparison. — 13 days ago

Daniel, LM and 5 others liked this

Opolo Vineyards

Paso Robles Syrah 2014

This wine has starts with blended floral notes and ends in the strong toasted oak from the barrel. — 12 days ago

Chris, Jim and 1 other liked this

Sine Qua Non

Trouver l'Arène Syrah 2015

The stunning, profound and downright decadent ‘Trouver l’arene’ Syrah is an opulent blend of 80.5% Syrah, with 7% Petite Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre, 2% Grenache and 3.5% Viognier, which were sourced from their estate vineyards. The wine was aged in both neutral and new French oak for 22 months prior to bottling. On the nose this exudes class with sagebrush accents that collide with the blueberry pie, blackberry cordial and potpourri aromatics that all build steam in the glass. The texture to this wine exudes class. Ripe black cherry syrup, Turkish coffee, tar and leather with shades of sweetened licorice all impress on the palate. While a delight to savor in its youth, this stunning wine will evolve well over the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2019-2035- 99 — a month ago

Shay, Ira and 36 others liked this
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@P A Thanks my friend, just glorious wine 👌🍷
Hugh O'Riordan

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Good review
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan Thank you my friend. Stunning wine 🍷👍

J. Lohr

South Ridge Syrah 2010

Delightful. Found this squirreled away. Age really made the difference — 18 hours ago

David, Michael and 1 other liked this

Terry Hoage Vineyards (TH Vineyards)

The Hedge Syrah 2011

Guilty pleasure, undrinkable on night 1, hermitage-y night 2. — 8 hours ago

Bill, Shay and 2 others liked this
Steve Anderson

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Throwback Saturday?

Zenaida Cellars

Syrah 2017

The 2017 vintage is much better than the last two. First impression has that Aussie Shiraz notes: coffee cream, vanilla laced dark fruits. Some acidity on the palate but isn’t overwhelming. More unexpectedly complex floral notes show up after few minutes in the glass. — 3 days ago

Enfield Wine Co.

Brosseau Vineyard Syrah 2014

This guy kills me. Fresh approachable Syrah with blue fruit and remarkable depth. — 4 days ago

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