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Category Archives: Syrah
Cheers to Fall Wine Review: 2012 Hermitage by M Chapoutier Monier de la Sizeranne
It is Fall, and the season beckons you to watch me elucidate about this most fabulous Syrah:
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, Syrah Tagged biodynamic, chapoutier, drink, Fall, France, French wine, hermitage, Michel chapoutier, Organic, rhône, Rhône Valley, RHONE, Rhone Valley, Syrah, travel, vineyard, Wayward Wine, wine, Wine Pairing, Winery Leave a comment
Thirsty Thursday: Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier Victoria Australia 2012
This Thirsty Thursday lights on a strange affair riven between three countries. The wine is from Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier. Neither name sounds very Australian. This is because Napa bound Tony Terlato began importing Michel Chapoutier’s wines from the Cotes … Continue reading
Posted in Red, Syrah, Uncategorized Tagged Australia, chapoutier, cote Rotiecote, Michel chapoutier, Shiraz, Terlato, Victoria, Viognier, wine Leave a comment
A FOODLESS WINE FEAST OF PENFOLDS #MWWC5
No greater feast of wine befits this Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (MWWC5):
It is 7:48 am. I should be in bed. Instead, work has me walking into a conference room. No one told me why. My waxen eyes fall on some bottles:
“Hmm, eight Penfolds for breakfast. Nothing like big, Australian reds instead of waffles. Sorry liver.”
But beyond this glass regiment, at the table’s end, sits a decanter and a bottle.
Grange. Bin 95. 2008.
But before Penfolds’ big turkey, an hour of lecture drags on like the NFL Pre-Game Show: informative but missing the point of turkey day. Finally, the feast begins with “appetizers”: Continue reading
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, Red, Syrah Tagged 2008, Australia, Bin 407, Bin 707, Bin 95, Cabernet Sauvignon, Corn Bread, cranberry sauce, gluhwein, Grange, NFL, NFL pregame show, Oak, Penfold, Penfolds, rwt, Shiraz, South Australia, St Henri, Syrah, Thanksgiving, turkey, wine, Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator 13 Comments
QUADY NORTH, SYRAH, 4-2, A, ROGUE VALLEY, OREGON 2008 $25
I met Herb last week. He stood behind a table, in a black shirt and cap. His wines lined up in front of him. Nothing else. Flanking him towered suit and tie representatives from Oregon’s famed Pinot Noir producers. They had flyers, business cards, banners, and slideshows of vineyard porn on small screens.
I tried their wines, heard their soliloquies, but kept returning to Herb. His black, cracked hands poured each bottle. He said even less. I felt that he itched to return to his vines, tanks, and family in Southern, Oregon. Continue reading
Posted in Red, Syrah Tagged Australia, Bonny Doon Vineyard, California, Crozes-Hermitage, Herb Quady, Oregon, pinot noir, Quady North, Randall Graham, ROGUE VALLEY, San Francisco, Syrah, Valley Vineyards 1 Comment
Syrah “Cuvée”, Edward Sellers, Paso Robles, CA USA 2005
Edward Sellers. Oh, I get it. Sellers. Cellars. Har, har. What clever consultant group cooked that up? Probably the same who thought: well, people like cake and bread. Let’s call it Cakebread Cellars. Brilliant! Wait. What? They’re both real winemakers? … Continue reading