Piedrasassi 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Sebastiano Vineyard $53, 95 pts

I promised I would come back to these Piedrasassi’s and I think it’s time. These Syrahs are meant to age so it’s advisable to give them a few years in bottle. The Santa Ynez Syrah from Piedrasassi is made of grapes from the Sebastiano vineyard in the Santa Ynez appellation. Day 1: Not overly tight … Continue reading Piedrasassi 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Sebastiano Vineyard $53, 95 pts

2012 Arnot-Roberts Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Sonoma Coast Syrah

There’s a soft spot in my heart for Arnot-Roberts, not quite to the level of Piedrasassi but I do love these guys. These were some of the first California Syrahs that made me realize how much I liked Syrah when it was done right. They make it from some classic California cool-climate vineyards like Clary … Continue reading 2012 Arnot-Roberts Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Sonoma Coast Syrah

I don’t always drink Syrah but when I do… Here are the Five Best Syrahs I tasted in 2014

These are wines that I can’t get out of my head, they are all different in style but what unites them is that they’re memorable and well made for the style that they embrace. Here are the top five Syrahs that I drank in 2014.  Follow the links for the tasting notes from the original … Continue reading I don’t always drink Syrah but when I do… Here are the Five Best Syrahs I tasted in 2014