Category Archives: syrah

2011 Reyneke Syrah

Smokin’ good syrah for the money here. I bought this from, which is fast becoming my go-to wine shop. I feel bad for my┬álocal brick and mortar shops, and I do still pop into them, but the big online … Continue reading

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2010 Jemrose Cardiac Cuvee Red

I was previously a fan of the Jemrose wines, and picked a few of these up on Last Bottle’s anniversary sale. I wish I had bought more. At the Last Bottle price of $15, this is in the conversation for … Continue reading

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JAQK Cellars Soldier of Fortune Syrah

Went for a nice long hibernation for a few weeks, drank a lot of wines that I should have said something about. The best was probably a 100% grenache from Maison Bleue in Washington State. Stuff was nuts. Oh, well. … Continue reading

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2009 Field Recordings ‘Fiction’

Is there anything more disappointing than opening a wine you were excited about drinking and being met with mediocrity? No. There is nothing more disappointing. I remember enjoying this wine at a tasting, and I don’t know if it faded … Continue reading

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2009 Clos Du Mont-Olivet ‘Varene’

I’ve always liked the “regular” Mont-Olivet CDR, so was eager to try this particular cuvee, labeled ‘Varene.’ A syrah-dominant blend, this wine offers the sort of rustic fruit wallop that only Europe can do at this price point. For something … Continue reading

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