Rhône Syrah

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2010

David T

Love this Rostaing Syrah created from 12 or 13 different vineyards. The style encompasses everything thing I love about Northern Rhône. At $50-$55, their 2010 vintage of Ampodium pushes quality close to their much more expensive single vineyard bottling for a 1/3 of the price.

It’s round and elegant. Lightly roasted, creamy dark fruits, used expresso grounds, savory meats, just a touch of bacon fat, soft, understated minerals, dry top soil with dark withering & fresh dark florals. The round and beautiful. The finish glides over the palate with persistence and puts a smile on your face. It was a magnificat pair with my Short Ribs and Yukon Gold Horseradish Potato Purée.

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E. Guigal

Vignes de l'Hospice Saint-Joseph Syrah 2011

Alex Lallos

Not cheap but competes with la la's. Very similar in style. Rich with lots of dried herbs on the nose. This has the stuffing to last many more years even though I prefer the vignes hospices young when it boasts the fruitcake and blue fruits — 7 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Paris

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Color of different shades of purple. Nose is warm with vanilla, a bit dried strawberries, milk chocolate, resins, and a bit honey. Taste is acidic, black tea flavor, terroir oriented in the first take. Juicy raisins and zest in the 2nd sip. Some cocoa, minty flavor, a bit salty mineral, peach, and slight sweetness also surface. Aftertaste of black tea, a bit spice, smooth and enjoyable. Light yet high quality and flavored Syrah. — 11 days ago

David, Dawn and 5 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2011

Another great from the master that is drinking well now but will be much better with a few more years in the cellar. This had a perfumed nose of black cherry, mineral, licorice & violet with lovely balance & texture. — a day ago

Martin, Mike and 16 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2011

A classic Cornas producer from classy @Joe Lucca and this was performing so well in its relative infancy. Smoked peppered meat, tar and strong grainy tannins. Perfect companion to the BBQ. — 9 days ago

Bill, Iwan and 34 others liked this

Château Rayas

Chateau de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 1985

A brilliant aged Syrah more reminiscent of Cote Rotie than anything else. It keeps getting more youthful and complex with air. Fantastic. — 8 days ago

Shay, Anthony De and 2 others liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 30 Cornas Syrah 2011

In a good place. Savory, herbal, minerally, a tad tart, medium bodied. Fruit is hiding a bit. Underlying complexity. A wine to contemplate. Love the finish. Excellent QPR. — 2 days ago

Hermes, Iwan and 3 others liked this

Jean-Luc Jamet

Valine Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2015

A worthy and informative intro to the Jamet line up. Starts out rustic and settles on lush. Now I need the cote rotie. — 7 days ago

Trixie, Tom and 13 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Jasmine Hirsch

The best bottle of this wine I’ve ever had. So fresh, minty and intoxicatingly pure. And it survived a flood. Go figure. — 2 days ago

Joshua, Joe and 38 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

St. Joseph Syrah 2013

Lyle Fass

Been a while since I’ve had this one. Floral, meaty and spicey nose. Deep black fruits. Palate is deep, silky and chewy with ripe and juicy tannins. It’s very good but i find 2014 is when this wine started to take off. — 5 days ago

Severn, Tom and 4 others liked this