Andremily

California Syrah

9.5185 ratings
9.536 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Brent Clayton

Ripe, Primary. Not very descriptive. Overripe NoCal Syrah is definitely not my jam. More for the other fellas. A well made wine but not my style and I’d never buy it.

Ripe, Primary. Not very descriptive. Overripe NoCal Syrah is definitely not my jam. More for the other fellas. A well made wine but not my style and I’d never buy it.

Apr 7th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Heavily oaked fruit bomb at this stage. Too young, but not sure how this will evolve as the alcohol is quite prominent.

Heavily oaked fruit bomb at this stage. Too young, but not sure how this will evolve as the alcohol is quite prominent.

Feb 25th, 2018
David L

14' Forget about this for the next 4/6 years. -at Portola Valley, CA

14' Forget about this for the next 4/6 years. -at Portola Valley, CA

Oct 14th, 2017
Justin Fetridge

Wow. Big . Structured. Soaring nose. Grilled meats with chocolate raspberry cake.

Wow. Big . Structured. Soaring nose. Grilled meats with chocolate raspberry cake.

5 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

9.9

A beauty. Couldn't be happier for making the decision to jump on this list immediately. Smoked meat, leather; black cherry blackberry. Deepest purple you could imagine. Finest 2012 so far. Deserved more decant. In love.

A beauty. Couldn't be happier for making the decision to jump on this list immediately. Smoked meat, leather; black cherry blackberry. Deepest purple you could imagine. Finest 2012 so far. Deserved more decant. In love.

3 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2015
Stephen Carney

Excellent. 4 hr decant. Absolutely singing...!

Excellent. 4 hr decant. Absolutely singing...!

3 people found it helpfulMar 21st, 2015
Richard Steinberg

This is the real deal boys and girls. Great yummy barn yard nose with laser focused fruit. Oh my!

This is the real deal boys and girls. Great yummy barn yard nose with laser focused fruit. Oh my!

2 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
John Kelly

Been wondering what is my limit for ripeness . . . This is it.

Been wondering what is my limit for ripeness . . . This is it.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2019
Jake Rubash

This wine is insane.

Day 1: double decanted for 8hrs and poured off two glasses at the end of the night (didn’t actually have any because I was too drunk, NYE)

Day 2: spent the day in the fridge and we finally got to try. Huge wine but super fresh. Just layers and layers of velvety fruit and smoked meats.

Day 3: spent another day in the fridge with only a glass remaining and this badass was still getting better.

Obviously it needs time but wow!

This wine is insane.

Day 1: double decanted for 8hrs and poured off two glasses at the end of the night (didn’t actually have any because I was too drunk, NYE)

Day 2: spent the day in the fridge and we finally got to try. Huge wine but super fresh. Just layers and layers of velvety fruit and smoked meats.

Day 3: spent another day in the fridge with only a glass remaining and this badass was still getting better.

Obviously it needs time but wow!

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2019
Bill Bender

Massive fruit and impeccable balance. It shows no hint of its 15.6 ABV. Very “iron fist, velvet glove” in style. Not unlike SQN for obvious reasons. Roasted game meat is there but no old world characteristics. Very modern style and ramped up viscosity done extremely well. Still youthful.

Massive fruit and impeccable balance. It shows no hint of its 15.6 ABV. Very “iron fist, velvet glove” in style. Not unlike SQN for obvious reasons. Roasted game meat is there but no old world characteristics. Very modern style and ramped up viscosity done extremely well. Still youthful.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2018