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Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013 Product #28207 (In Stock)
Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013 Gosford Reserve Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2013

Back before Aussie Shiraz started to taste the same - thick, heavy, and laboring under a load of over-toasted oak - we used to find great value reds like this with ease.  Harder now, but still very much possible as one sip of the fresh, clean, and just 13.9% abv Gossford Shiraz shows.  This is all about ripe Shiraz fruit - black grape, black plum, blackberry, cherry and more - with great lift from juicy fruit acids.  The well-moderated oak treatment (6 months in French and American barrels) adds attractive spice and smoke notes and rounds off Syrah's rough edges without getting in the way of drinking fun.  "Fun" is really what this fantastic value red is all about.  And, at this price, you can share it with a crowd or just enjoy the fun anytime by itself or with everything from grilled beef to pizza.

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Vinaceous Red Right Hand Margaret River 2011 Product #28224 (In Stock)

Here's a fun and fruity wine for anyone who enjoys Red 4 or other California blends.  Mainly Shiraz with dashes of Greanche and Tempranillo, it serves up generous aromas of black and blue fruit, cracked pepper, and a touch of vanilla.  Round and full of more black fruit with accents of smoke, vanilla, and fruit blossoms.  Finishes smooth and fresh with just-short-of-jammy fruit and nice, bright, acids.  Fun wine, fine value.

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Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011 Product #27676 (In Stock)
Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011 Sios Costers Del Segre Cau Del Gat 2011

Another powerful, but refined, dark red wine from Catalonia, this time from the eastern region of Costers del Segre.  It's the winery's top wine of this range, a concentrated blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Garnacha aged 9 months in all new French Oak.  If you dig into the wine, you'll notice Syrah's characteristic notes of meaty, smoky, blueberry richness.  But, the overall impact is more "Spain" than "Syrah" with plenty of rich red fruit and earthy spice.  Powerful, but not heavy, and a great match with grilled or roasted meat.

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Fowles Are You Game Shiraz 2009 Product #28051 (In Stock)
Fowles Are You Game Shiraz 2009 Fowles Are You Game Shiraz 2009

From Australia's coolest growing region, all Fowles wines are made with food in mind - specifically the game Matt Fowles likes to hunt. This is delicious with pretty purple berry fruit and accents of chocolate and lavender.  Juicy, easy to drink, and a great complement to anything from pizza to venison.

"Juicy, succulent, deftly balanced and focused, offering a lively mouthful of ripe blackberry and spice flavors, hinting at meat as the finish lingers well, with polish. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Fowles Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2009 Product #27986 (In Stock)
Fowles Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2009 Fowles Stone Dwellers Shiraz 2009

From Fowles "regional" series, this shows off the unique character of Matt Fowles hillside, cool, vineyards in the Strathbogie Range of Australia's Victoria state. All about Syrah varietal character and restraint here, with sophisticated aromas and flavors of roasted meat, warm plum, blackberry tart, and warm spice.  Chocolate and mineral notes lurk underneath in this silky, stylish, Shiraz.

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Dom Georges Vernay Syrah De Mirbaudie 2012 Product #28205 (In Stock)
Dom Georges Vernay Syrah De Mirbaudie 2012 Dom Georges Vernay Syrah De Mirbaudie 2012

If they made Syrah in Burgundy's Chambolle-Musigny, this is what it would be like.  From vines planted in 1975 and 1980 near Condrieu, this delivers complex aromas of blueberry, black cherry, and smoked stones with a suggestion of rose petal.  Silky and pure in the mouth, the fresh fruit flavors get subtle accents of roasted meat, earthy spice and wild flower.  The texture is silky and light, with a light tannins and juicy acids.  Decant for more fruit and chill for more refreshment, but do try a bottle soon!

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Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Product #27978 (In Stock)
Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008 Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008

When journalist Victor de la Serena decided it was time to make wine, rather than just write about it, he decided to do things right.  Working in the hot, dry, Spanish wine region of Manchuela, he purchased Syrah and Mourvedre cuttings from his favorite winery, the great Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and planted those along with a little of the region’s native Bobal.  High-density plantings and meticulous dropping of fruit gave him low yields and careful winemaking with just the right mix of oak delivered a wine with a little modern polish but lots of authentic gutsiness and heart.  The 2008 is ready to go now or anytime over the next 5-8 years.  Our best price ever on this bold, blockbuster, red.

"76% syrah, 13% mourvedre and 11% bobal, planted on chalky soil; aged in 85% French and 15% American oak that ranged from new to three years old. Bright purple. Spicy, highly fragrant nose features perfumed blackberry, violet and orange peel, with hints of smoke and black olive. Really showing the syrah now. Dense, sappy and chewy but surprisingly lithe; the intense red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are at once taut and rich, thanks to zesty minerality. Finishes very suave and long, with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.” International Wine Cellar 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $31.99/ea
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Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012 Product #27559 (In Stock)
Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

Australia's most consistently excellent Shiraz (11 90-92 point WA ratings in 12 years!) is delicious again this vintage. Ripe and lush with loads of blueberry, blackberry, and plum fruit, with notes of cassis, licorice and toasted nut.  Mouthfilling, but not jammy or heavy, and with just a touch of leather with the fine tannins on the finish.  Great wine with power and grace.

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Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010 Product #26784 (In Stock)
Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010 Efeste Ceidleigh Syrah 2010

Very limited.

"Deep bright ruby. Slightly porty aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, licorice and chocolate, lifted by a violet nuance. Seriously concentrated and chewy, with the high-toned porty character carrying through in the mouth. Large-scaled, solid and sweet, showing a lot of baby fat today. Finishes with huge but ripe tannins. Just this side of over the top."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Product #28129 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011

This is the final vintage for Shane from this great Syrah vineyard, and he's going out with a bang.  As he says, this is a "Rhone tribute" wine, full of meaty, smoky, mineral complexity.  100% whole clusters, no new wood, 1000% delight.

"Aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, bitter chocolate and violet, with a peppery topnote. Supple and deeply pitched but with good energy and floral lift to its dark berry and licorice flavors. Sweet and tactile syrah, with silky, building tannins and noteworthy persistence. Still a baby; I'd give this wine at least another three years of rest."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Shane Syrah The Unknown North Coast 2011 Product #28130 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah The Unknown North Coast 2011 Shane Syrah The Unknown North Coast 2011

In 2011, the Syrah (85%) for The Unknown comes from one of our favorite sites and growers - Ulises Valdez's Chapoutier clone from Rockpile Vineyard.  Instead of Viognier, the 2011 includes 15% Grenache, also grown by Valdez in the Russian River.  Lots of whole cluster (75%) and moderate new oak (25%) lets the sites and vines sing out.

"Inky ruby. Aromas and flavors of dark berries, cola and candied violet, with a peppery nuance that gains power with air. Juicy and precise, with impressive clarity, focus and persistence on the silky, floral finish. In an elegant style for a syrah-based wine, with pinot-like weight and vivacity."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009 Product #27618 (In Stock)
Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009 Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009

Matt Meyer grew up at his father's Silver Oak estate, but his winemaking seems very different.  This beautiful Syrah is from sites from 800 to 2,100 feet, giving him both warmer-climate and cooler, brighter, grapes to work with.  The resulting blend is ripe, subtle, dark, and very compelling.  Restrained and focused blackberry and black plum fruit marries to Syrah's unique meaty, smoky, stony, elements in an completely integrated, seamless, wine.  One of the most exciting California Syrahs we've tasted this year.

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Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009 Product #28052 (In Stock)
Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009 Fowles Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz 2009

It's been a while since we got this excited by Shiraz.  From Australia's coolest growing region, this delivers plenty of New World fruit in a sophisticated, food-friendly, frame.  Really, really, good.

"The 2008 Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz gives a very deep garnet garnet-purple color with pronounced aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice plus subtle notes of mocha, cinnamon and cardamom. Rich and full, this Shiraz is nicely balanced by crisp acid and a medium level of grainy tannins. Drink it now to 2018+."Wine Advocate 91 points

"This cool-climate Shiraz opens with a range of ripe dark berry and cherry flavors, shaded with smoky, minerally overtones that balance against pinpoint acidity and mingle nicely through the generous, focused finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Shane Syrah "the Villain" Product #27069 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah Shane Syrah

From former Kosta Browne winemaker Shane Finley, this delivers cool-climate zing with fine ripeness and richness.  Black fruit, blueberry, dark chocolate, and cassis notes flow across your palate with meaty, mineral accents coming out with air.  Plush in the middle and then finely structured with crisp tannins and acidity at the end.  Rock solid California Syrah for rich foods.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Syrah 2011 Product #27412 (In Stock)

Silvia Puig's "garage project" included 262 bottles of perfectly ripe and utterly compelling Syrah in 2011.  Explosive aromas and flavors of black plum and blackberry take center stage now but Syrah's meaty/gamey side is hiding underneath along with warm slate minerality.  Very focused for this level of ripeness - you'll never guess the alcohol! - and with a long, supple, finish.

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Soliste Syrah Out Of The Shadows 2009 Product #27081 (In Stock)
Soliste Syrah Out Of The Shadows 2009 Soliste Syrah Out Of The Shadows 2009

A seriously interesting Syrah from Bennett Valley in Sonoma - one that delivers Soliste's trademark marriage of California ripeness with French elegance and poise.  Wonderfully aromatic with generous notes of violets, smoked meat, cassis, blackberry, plum and bacon.  Then, precise and fresh on the palate with big flavors - black fruit, licorice, bacon fat, smoke, and violets - supported by minerally acidity and fine tannins.  The interplay of tangy fruit and succulent ripeness is fascinating.

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