Central Coast Syrah


Rim Rock Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Syrah 2013

Shay A

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

New wine to me but right up my Syrah alley. Not as much funk driven as it is savory driven. Leaps from the glass with whole cluster aromatics of stems, sweet peppercorn spice, and very pure rhubarb tart. Light on the palate with added floral notes, smoked meat, iron and a finish of black pepper. Would like to try this again. Thanks
@Arden Barnett
— 3 days ago

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with Clare and Arden
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If you go to Royal Blue Grocery and they have some Egly-Ouriet under $100, let me know!
Arden Barnett

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I shoot you a text if I see anything. I’ve seen it in there plenty of times. Kogod sells the traditional grand cru for around $90
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I know Clare can get it for around $99-100. I’m trying to find it below $90, and with no shipping.

Alban Vineyards

Pandora Red Rhone Blend 2014

Pretty closed even though I decanted it. Was still awesome - went great with the amazing Thanksgiving dinner that Vanessa prepared - but this one could probably use a couple of more years in the cellar before it really sings. — 8 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, David and 15 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2014

Hailing from one of my favourite (sandy) sites in Santa Barbara County I was excited to try this wine. Mainly because I really want to find a wine that I hate made by Adam Tolmach. This wasn’t it. The guy is a pro and there’s no doubt that I’m jealous of him. This wine needed time to open in the glass. Caught at a slightly awkward stage I’d like to revisit this wine to witness the evolution with age. Wet dirt and dark berries are the way to my Syrah lovin’ heart. — 11 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah

Always a pleasure to have a bottle of @Alban Rich and luscious, with ripe red fruit and long finish. — 3 days ago

Shay, Jason and 11 others liked this

McPrice Myers

Les Galets Vineyard Syrah 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.2% alcohol. Sourced from Arroyo Grande. Big fruit. Consistent with my prior post. Great job Mac! — 7 days ago

Eric, Shay and 5 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Special Bottling Solomon Hills Vineyard Syrah 2013

As a former member of the Ojai wine club (wanking motion), I’ve had a lot of their Syrah. This is by far the best I’ve had. So balanced. All of the familiar muted black pepper is there. Dry dark fruits and leather zest. Syrah can go a lot of different ways. Thankfully the homie Adam Tolmach is not known for game meats, either. Ain’t any boar on the floor to be had here. Basically this is the ideal final form of all things Ojai. — 5 days ago

Sam and Brendan liked this


Noir Syrah 2015

Not as complex as the 16, nice nose but a tad too sweet like the OGT & BMT
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— 14 days ago

Eric, Daniel and 21 others liked this


Paso Robles Syrah 2008

Nicely aged. Nose - Blueberry syrup, BlackBerry, a bit of cream, Teriyaki. Palate - still has some heat. Less savory than I expected but not in a bad way. This has held up well. Nicely done. — 11 days ago

Ryan, Severn and 9 others liked this


Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah 2010

Beautiful Syrah. Pipe tobacco, blackberry, perfumed coffee. Savory but what a balance between fruit and savory. Need to drink more of my older Tensleys. — 13 days ago

Serge, Keith and 8 others liked this

Castoro Cellars

Reserve Estate Grown Syrah 2015

Dense ruby red, highly extracted pigment. Cherry fruit leather note in nose. Abundant red fruit flavors, cherry dominant from initial pour with strawberry and raspberry. Not much tannin expression at first; coarse skin tannin astringency emerges ten minutes after opening, gradually softens thereafter. Slight seed tannin bitterness emerges after an hour alongside vanilla-mint and floral aromas and cola flavor. Fruit-forward but just ripe enough flavor expression. One of Castoro’s better efforts. Decant an hour. — 22 days ago

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