Sonoma County Syrah

Wind Gap Wines

Majik Vineyard Syrah 2013

Pax Mahle makes majestic Syrah that is light and gentle as single vineyard cool climate Pinot. His wines encapsulate the best of the idiosyncratic grape in a more delicate than typical frame that is complex and lean, but neither thin nor meager.

His Wind Gap Majik single vineyard has funky expressive aromas of iodine, menthol, violet, olive, and black peppercorn. Flavors of herbs, unripe blackberry, and salty minerals. Tons of flavor and body at an astounding 11.5% ABV (2014 was 10.4%!).

P.S. considering buying his Pax Hillside which got 100 points from
@Antonio Galloni last year. If anyone has tried 2017 please let me know how it was.
β€” 15 days ago

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Argot Wines

Posted Steiner Vineyard Syrah 2012

Not as expressive as it was 18 or so months ago. Still very good, but few of the previous characteristics are there. May have to grab a few β€˜16’s to see where they are. β€” 18 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Syrah

This wine is amazing. Would be great with food but an incredible sipping wine. I remember how bold this Syrah was years ago when we tasted it. Now it is soft and so easy to drink but has a great nose. Unti is such a hidden gem in DCV. β€” 5 days ago

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Pax

Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2013

N. Rhone style savoriness with big Cali fruit. Dry floral nose of violets, olives, saline, black pepper. Rich fruit laced with spice and herbs. Juicy acid. Chewy tannins. Still a toddler. Gave this an hour decant. β€” 4 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah

2014 Vintage. 14.2% Alcohol. Good fruit and acidity but still some tannins to resolve to fully shine. Whole cluster stems no doubt. Nice to see others have access to this fruit. β€” 10 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papa's Block Russian River Valley Syrah 2007

Fruit is still dark and rich. Best on pop and pour - fell apart a bit on second night. β€” 12 days ago

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Pax

Sonoma Hillsides Syrah

So good. Thanks @Jimmy E ! β€” 10 days ago

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Arnot-Roberts

Sonoma Coast Syrah 2015

Bright red and black berry notes on the nose; medium weight on the palate with an obvious and welcome lightness from the acid/tannin balance. Vital and alive without a hint of jammyness and a long focused finish. I love the Low ABV and the way it washes over your tongue without any sense of weight. β€” 13 days ago

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Pax

Lauterbach Hill Syrah 2004

Still seems pretty fresh, with dark fruit and some licorice. Held up well over several nights. As much as I enjoy the direction of the β€œnew” Pax wines, it is always fun to go back and sample the originals - particularly when they hold up this well. β€” 12 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Darien Vineyard Syrah 2007

Intensely red in the glass. Plums & dark cherries on the nose. Plums & sweet berries along with spice & earth notes in the tongue - after an hour in the decanter. Short-to-medium finish, with soft tannins. Happy birthday to me!! β€” 2 days ago

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