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Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2005

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9.2

Right time to crack this bottle of 2005 Syrah. Paired great with bbq’d meats after being chilled slightly. All around good value for the quality. — 13 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyard Syrah 2006

Bruiser, smokey, dark. Holds its 14.6% abv well. Muscular and building across the palate. Subdued nose but makes up for it on the palate. Roasted black plum, wood smoke, meat, coffee and sarsaparilla — 3 months ago

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Alisos Vineyard Syrah 2011

As someone who hasn’t had a lot of California syrahs, this struck me as well balanced and built for long life. At 13% abv not at all opulent. That said, a lot bigger more aggressive dark and brooding than I would have expected, especially 8 years in. Black olive tapenade, dark chocolate, espresso, black tea, black plum, dark fruits, black pepper. Underlying hints of smoke and maybe even a floral note. Has an attractive spicyness and pepper flavor to it and finishes with both pepper spice and chewy tannins that still feel quite young. Acidity really nice, but still overwhelmed by that chewy tannin mouthfeel. Not sure if this has yet to uncoil or maybe never will. It’s delicious as is, it is there more? Hope to find out! — 3 months ago

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah

Tangy, leather raspberry smell, hot at first sip, but bite mixes with a body that strong but fresh/light in own way, grippy and consistent acid, leather and raspberries — 15 days ago

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Sonnie's Syrah 2012

Rhône style, very bacon cherry and earthy. Really ripping — 3 months ago

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"Y" Block Chardonnay 2016

Wonderful with salmon — a month ago

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Central Coast Syrah 2015

Very enjoyable. BlackBerries and vanilla aromas. Plums, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. — 3 months ago

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Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Estate Roussanne 2014

Fantastic wine. Nose has a lot going on. Ripe pear, cold butter, lanolin, wet stones with algae clinging from them plucked from a (non polluted) river. Rich and large-framed in the mouth. A nice bitter note builds, along with a nice bit of acidity, in the very long finish. I popped it with pasta carbonara, and it was magical. — 5 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, CA Roussanne, one of my favorite white varietals!