Rene Rostaing

Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Sublimely textured with an ever changing bouquet. #syrah #coterotie — 2 days ago

Ktima Gerovassiliou

Epanomi Syrah Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 - darkred, a smell of stewed cherries, plums, warm, pepper, spices, smóóth taste. Combined awesome with my favorite summerdish capuchins with lamb meatballs. #greece #epanomi #syrah — 2 months ago

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Doctor Alex

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Good winemaker!
You must try to taste Evangelo from Gerovassiliou. Hope, you enjoy it.
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Doctor Alex I appreciate your suggestion very much. I will try to find it. Thx 👍

Château l'Euziere

Coteaux du Languedoc Pic St. Loup Syrah Blend 2012

Vintage 2012 / My marriageday. So better choose a wine that suits my Love. It does! This #picsaintloup has a shy smell. At 6 years old it has something of everything: spicyness, cherries, minerals. But it is the velvety taste, soooo smooth, that blows you off position. 14 procent alcohol but not disturbing. #languedoc rules. #syrah — 4 days ago

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Château Ollieux Romanis

Les Ollieux Romanis Corbières Red Blend 2016

Vacationing in Europe is all about intriguing wine discoveries. Here’s a #corbieres red blend of semi-dried #syrah , #grenache and #carignan. First pour reveals a rich nose of raisins with a touch of toasted oak and vanilla. It’s a full-bodied red and like many wines of France, I find it really improves after a day after uncorking. This wine held up well paired with lamb masala curry. — 2 months ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Tierra de Cubas

Tierra de Cubas Roble Cariñena Tempranillo Blend 2007


This is an old vintage. Yet the #wine which is a well made #redblend of #tempranilloblend #syrah #cabernetsauvignon from #cariñena is ageing well. — 3 months ago

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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
— 3 months ago

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Rocca Maura

Terra Ancestra Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2006

Vintage 2006 / made from #Grenache #Syrah #Mourvedre with 12 months on new oak barrels. Nice smell that gives more with aeration: spicy, impression of plums and chocolate. Smooth taste with good balance. Les vignerons de Roquemaure near Avignon are one of the impressive ‘cooperatives’ in France. — 9 days ago

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Tenuta Dell' Ammiraglia Maremma Toscana Syrah 2013

An interesting and fruity #Syrah. Enjoyed this bottle on an unexpectedly stormy day on the Cape, so it was fitting given the weather. Here, the bottle is pictured posing with a garish sculpture found in our Airbnb. Needless to say, we preferred the bottle to the sculpture. 🗿 — a month ago

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Garish indeed 🧐

Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

Coteau de Bassenon Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Mason Balistreri

Cool label, but can you explain what the hell "sérine" is? Apparently it's some tight clustered Syrah clone that's both "highly precise" and "vulnerable to disease". Sounds risky... Especially considering this comes from the frighteningly steep terraces of Cote Rotie. Not only that, but the wines were made without new oak or sulfur. He also picks early and uses some amount of carbonic maceration. Jean Michel Stephan uses to work for Guigal, but I guess he must of learned "what not to do" instead of mimicking the style.

The intensity is beyond belief! Cote Rotie is already aromatic, but this is amplified by the carbonic quality. Further, there's a large amount of Viognier here too, which lends a bright tropical punch in the midst of classic Syrah notes (tapenade? meatiness?). There's some similarity to the Matthieu Barret Cornas I just drank, but this has far more clarity in the aromatics - a quality both important and underrated. So striking here are the aromatics, it's hard to even move on to actually tasting the wine - but once you do, it surprises again.

This wine's balance is very strange... No oak, but the high acidity is tapered by carbonic maceration. It's soft, but lean at the same time. There's a slight oily texture which might be from the Viognier, but it's counter balanced by an amazing display of fresh fruit. Raspberry, pear, black cherry, and even pineapple. From the nose to the mid palate it's an exhilarating wine., but the finish is noticeably abrupt. The tannins are tart and bitter like the skin of an under ripe plum. Aesthetically it works. From the nose all the way into the mid palate, this wine is so "over-the-top" that a sudden, unexpected bitterness comes across as a moment of clarity instead of disappointment.

I highly recommend the wine. I hope to taste other vintages and bottlings.

#syrah #naturalwine #coterotie #northernrhone #jeanmichelstephan #syrah #biodynamic #rhone #northernrhone #rhonevalley
— 3 months ago

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Mason Balistreri

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@jordanwardlaw Thanks for the idea! It's been awhile since I've had texier's wines. I usually really liked them and I know he is a big natural wine guy too.


Tom Casagrande

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Nice write-up