#syrah

Domaine Combier

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Maximum flavor, minimal alcohol. Clean, straightforward Syrah: raspberry, black olive, herbs, smoked meats, meat juices. Intense, persistent minerality. Elegant. Combier’s best Crozes of the ‘10s. #combier #crozeshermitage #syrah
— 21 hours ago

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Château Musar

Musar Jeune Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 - #cinsault #syrah #cabernetsauvignon Brushwood in smell, Raspberries in smell and in taste. Great balance. I have had Musar Jeune and thought it not very special, but after tasting a lot of #lebanonwine this wine next to them really shows the craftmanship of Musar. — a month ago

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Willem Jan Withagen

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Day after it was even better. Already liked it at first tasting, but the heavy fruitness dimmed down a bit.

Saarloos & Sons

Workhorse Fatman Terrace/Windmill Ranch Syrah

It may have just been a good day or it may have been a really good bottle of wine. But this Syrah is really enjoyable. A little more blackberry than blueberry to me. Touch of pepper and licorice add to the beautiful finish. There is not a lot of this made and you owe it to yourself to try it before it is gone. #saarloosandsons #syrah #ballardcanyon #fatmanterrace #winestagram — 3 months ago

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Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret)

Billes Noires Cornas Syrah 2011

Mason Balistreri
9.2

Syrah seemingly in the zeitgeist right now so I picked up this 2011 Coulet. Wow - it's so different than the Cote Rotie I just had. I know syrah can run the gamut but this is radically different. Biodynamic, low so2, neutral oak & concrete. Not really Vin de Garde; Not really Vin de Soif...

So what then? Certainly intense. Plum & liqueur-like raspberry notes that are both in-your-face "sexy" & "scary" at the same time. Even more prevalent than the fruit are the aromas of menthol, acetate, & iron. Nearly akin to robitussin - & I mean that in the best way possible. It's weirdly delicious & syrah freaks will get it.

Unfortunately, the regular consumer might find it to be too much. The slight volatility is both good & bad. It dials up the fruit's sweetness, giving the wine body & texture. But also amps up the medicinal quality. This is not a wine to guzzle & ignore. Admirably, not subtle.

Coincidentally this wine reminds me Pax - who is getting a lot of attention right now & rightfully so. I have't tried the new 100 point Hillside bottle yet (though I have one ready), but I've always been a huge fan of his wines for a long time. My favorite site he works with is Griffins Lair & I believe I've tasted every vintage of it going back to 2002. Those original vintages are bigger & riper (which I still love & fuck you hipsters for not), but even back then Pax never used superfluous new oak, sulfites, yeasts etc.. Yes, they were broad shouldered wines but they were pure & unmasked - like this Cornas. Some of the early 2000s Griffins Lair had a slight volitility that came across as kirsch sweetness. It's an interesting balance that punctuates the varietal character perfectly - & it demands your attention while doing it.

This Cornas is not some delicate wine that somms gush over; nor is it a slick, parkerized wine without sense of place. It's something else. A wine for the true syrah aficianado. The audience is small but those who can appreciate it, will appreciate it. If you like weirdness, intensity, complexity & the flavors to scream at you from the glass, this is your wine.

#cornas #syrah #coulet #biodynamic #pax #coterotie #rhone #northernrhone #rhonevalley
— 4 days ago

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@Mason Balistreri Great Note.....and illuminating.

Les Celliers de Meknes

Château Roslane Les Coteaux de L'Atlas 1er Cru Red Blend 2014

Vintage 2011 - blend from #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #syrah with rich smell, cedar, plums. A prominent bitter in taste, mocca and chocolate. — a month ago

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Huerta de Albalá

Barbazul Blanco

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Very interesting #wine from #tierradecadiz #cabernetsauvignon #syrah #merlot soft ripe tannins. Very enjoyable with a medium+ spicy balsamic finish — 3 months ago

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Patrick Jasmin

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Mason Balistreri
9.3

Domaine Jasmin Cote Rotie 2012 Vintage
A wine that seems to make the rounds as you can currently find it from @rarewineco , @kermitlynchwine and - here in Denver - from @ajselection. Old school producer that survived through WWII and sticks to just one bottling. De-stemmed from what I surmise but not without a rustic, bloody meatiness on the nose. Slight reduction, still young. The fruit character is markedly NOT black or purple like the Crozes / St Josephs I'm so often drinking instead (cheaper). Instead, it's a medley of black cherry, strawberry and sweet raspberry with an oddly contrasted tropical edge (hello 4% viognier!), that ultimately takes a back seat to the savory, spice notes. Certainly ample body despite being only 12.5% and aged in neutral oak. Seems built for the long haul. Cool wine. I sell magnums of 2007... I wonder what that tastes like?

#syrah #classicwines #coterotie #northernrhone #jasmin #rarewineco #kermitlynch #AlainJunguenet
— 6 days ago

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Château de Montfaucon

Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 This #Lirac is made of #grenache #syrah #cinsault. it has a nice perfume from elegant raspberries and morello cherries. Very seductive. And a smooth taste. Great ‘little’. #Rhone wine! — a month ago

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