Lillian Winery

California Syrah

9.2162 ratings
9.238 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Brian Szluk

White pepper, blue fruits, medium plus tannins, medium acidity, cola, bramble and under brush.

White pepper, blue fruits, medium plus tannins, medium acidity, cola, bramble and under brush.

Jan 7th, 2020
Conrad Green

Ripe, plush, rounded and delicious. Very good of its type.

Ripe, plush, rounded and delicious. Very good of its type.

Nov 17th, 2019
"Odedi"

A great Syrah from an Oregon Winery, but the grapes come from California. Made by the previous assistant wine maker of Sine Qua Non.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, wood, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

Well balanced and complex with a great mouthfeel. Delicious and yummy.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$80.

A great Syrah from an Oregon Winery, but the grapes come from California. Made by the previous assistant wine maker of Sine Qua Non.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, wood, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

Well balanced and complex with a great mouthfeel. Delicious and yummy.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$80.

Apr 5th, 2019
Colin Shirek

Production Cristom Vineyards, Hirsch Vineyards

9.4

😍😍😍🤗

😍😍😍🤗

Mar 19th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Cooked Syrah

Cooked Syrah

Jan 17th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Sunday decanted. Maggie Harrison’s 2013 Lillian Syrah. Maggie was assistant winemaker to Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non for eight years before moving to Oregon to take over at Antica Terra. Lillian represents Maggie’s personal project and reflects everything that she learned during her time at Sine Qua Non. Fascinated by the “cannot unsee” factor of this wine... like those pictures that show two different things in one image... this is a Syrah that if given the right perspective will morph into a Cabernet.

Sunday decanted. Maggie Harrison’s 2013 Lillian Syrah. Maggie was assistant winemaker to Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non for eight years before moving to Oregon to take over at Antica Terra. Lillian represents Maggie’s personal project and reflects everything that she learned during her time at Sine Qua Non. Fascinated by the “cannot unsee” factor of this wine... like those pictures that show two different things in one image... this is a Syrah that if given the right perspective will morph into a Cabernet.

Nov 6th, 2017
Shawn R

Maggie was once a student under Manfred Krankl, this bottle was her second vintage. Shows a restrained nose even after 3 hours after the decant. Hints of wild game and blackberry compote on the nose. Sweet tannins that integrate well and provide backbone. Layers of cassis, plum and wild flowers set up a stellar finish that sails for over a minute.

Maggie was once a student under Manfred Krankl, this bottle was her second vintage. Shows a restrained nose even after 3 hours after the decant. Hints of wild game and blackberry compote on the nose. Sweet tannins that integrate well and provide backbone. Layers of cassis, plum and wild flowers set up a stellar finish that sails for over a minute.

Aug 12th, 2017
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

8.8

Well made. At peak. Broken sticks, crushed blueberries, and a skitch too much latent fruit.

Well made. At peak. Broken sticks, crushed blueberries, and a skitch too much latent fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

Balanced (as in elegant) = Nope!
Balanced (as in low alc.) = 15.6%
Balanced (as everything is in equal proportions) = Yep!
Balanced (as in enjoyable) = You bet your sweet...!!

(this would be a great wine to share with IPOB winemakers to hear some arguments).

Balanced (as in elegant) = Nope!
Balanced (as in low alc.) = 15.6%
Balanced (as everything is in equal proportions) = Yep!
Balanced (as in enjoyable) = You bet your sweet...!!

(this would be a great wine to share with IPOB winemakers to hear some arguments).

Jun 17th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

In a great spot now.

In a great spot now.

Jun 13th, 2017