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Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Product #27960 (In Stock)
Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013 Los Ailos Syrah-Malbec 2013

As much as we love Argentina's straight Malbec wines, they can get even better with the help of a blending partner.  In the Los Ailos, Syrah plays that role, taking what would have been a pleasant, juicy, red to a whole new level of richness and flavor.

The 2013 Los Ailos Syrah/Malbec opens with pretty aromas of ripe cherry and black plum.  Then, in the mouth, it's ripe and juicy with plenty of fresh black fruit, a little leather, and a nice touch of minerality.  It's balanced and fresh with a fine spread of ripe tannin on the back promising good things at table.  Very nice value.

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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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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Product #29059 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012

Sicily's Firriato used to blend this Syrah into their Cabernet Sauvignon, but the wines were just too good on their own to mix up that way any longer!  This 100% Syrah has a definite "New World" bent, with lush blackberry and blueberry fruit and accents of leather and fine French oak spice.  The minerality and smoky notes suggest the Northern Rhone, but the bright, refreshing, acids say "Italy" loud and clear.  Luxurious, mouthwatering, and very long, this makes a great choice for rich dinners or even just sipping.

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Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012 Product #28938 (In Stock)
Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012 Morambro Creek Shiraz Padthaway 2012

A deliciously ripe Shiraz that has the balance to shine with grilled beef or lamb or all by itself.

"Inky purple. Powerful blueberry, cassis, licorice and dark chocolate on the deeply perfumed nose. Broad and sweet on the palate, with potent dark fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors accompanied by suggestions of olive paste and black pepper. Finishes with smooth tannins and very good length, leaving behind notes of blueberry, violet and smoke."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 Product #29228 (In Stock)
Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 Paxton Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012

Organic Grapes  Just a tad cooler than Barossa, McLaren Vale gives Shiraz with plenty of ripe fruit lifted by a refreshing dose of bright acidity.  A fine example

"Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2011 Product #28850 (In Stock)

A classic St. Joseph with dark fruit, mineral, pepper, and pretty perfume.

"The 2011 Saint-Joseph, which comes all from the southern part of the appellation, is 100% Syrah that’s aged all in 2-year-old barrels. Classy all around, with notions of smoked blackberries, hung game, pepper and chocolate, it is complex and nuanced with a seamless, beautifully textured profile on the palate. Most likely an outstanding effort, it has loads of Northern Rhone character and should have a decade of longevity."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

"Features racy cut, with bergamot, pomegranate, damson plum and red currant fruit allied to white pepper and juniper notes that help stretch out the finish. The chalky spine is well-embedded, letting the fruit and spice accents shine. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points

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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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Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2006 Product #29333 (In Stock)
Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2006 Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2006

One of Clarendon Hills' top wines from the "Grand Cru Collection," the 2006 Hickinbotham has plenty of opulent fruit but also Syrah's classic meaty notes and an extra gear of copmlexity from a few extra years in bottle.

"Initially brooding nose quickly opened to display powerful raspberry, kirsch and violet scents. Vivid red and dark berry flavors are corralled by nervy minerality and silky tannins, with anise and rose pastille notes building on the back end. Blends depth, sweetness and finesse with a deft hand, finishing with mounting sweetness but no candied character. Pretty cool stuff.”International Wine Cellar 94 points

“Clarendon Hills 2006 Syrahs are superb. They appear to be less structured and more forward than the 2005s and will be more approachable early on. The 2006 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard combines a voluptuous flavor profile with enough ripe tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink it from 2015 to 2031.”Wine Advocate 97+ points

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Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Product #29013 (In Stock)
Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012

Proof that fine Cote Rotie does not have to be either huge or stern in order to be delicious.  Very Burgundian, elegant, and pure.

"Also solid, the classic 2012 Cote Rotie (which incorporated 10% Viognier) is made in a lighter, elegant style with perfumed rose petal, peat, violets, creme de cassis and smoke all emerging from the glass. Balanced, with a medium-bodied, nicely polished profile on the palate, it will be approachable early on and drink nicely for a decade. The wines all have a classic, fresh and focused feel, and certainly, those looking for big textures and loads of fruit should look elsewhere."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Product #28792 (In Stock)
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010

A stunner that, as Wine Advocate says, "this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."

"The 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a beauty that possesses a floral, fresh and perfumed personality. Giving up plenty of raspberry-styled fruit, toast, licorice and loads of rose petal and floral-like qualities, this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

"Shows energy and range, with mouthwatering, briary tannins carrying the core of blackberry and plum paste notes. Fruitcake, pastis and alder details fill in the background. The sneakily long finish presents heft and cut."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011 Product #28929 (In Stock)
Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011 Shafer Syrah Relentless 2011

Year after year, one of California's best.

"Shafer"s Relentless project has been a huge success since the debut. Blending Syrah and Petite Sirah, aging it for a long time in French oak, and not compromising on any element of the winemaking process has put them at the top of the Rhone Ranger sweepstakes. From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 Relentless exhibits a similar opaque blue/purple color as well as remarkable concentration and balance. With stunning perfume, purity, texture and full-bodied richness, the 2011 is slightly more evolved and softer than the 2010, but it offers much of the same character. This compelling effort is one of the superstars of the vintage in 2011."Wine Advocate 94-96 points

"This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Clarendon Hills Syrah Astralis 2008 Product #29334 (In Stock)
Clarendon Hills Syrah Astralis 2008 Clarendon Hills Syrah Astralis 2008

“The 2008 Astralis Vineyard Syrah is a bit of a triumph given the vintage. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it reveals earthy notes to begin – moss-covered bark and black truffles, damp humus and iodine. At the core it presents aromas of black cherries and creme de cassis plus mocha and anise. The palate is concentrated and powerful yet elegant with firm, very fine grained tannins, very high acidity and ample flesh that is already presenting a multitude of layers. The finish is very long and though there’s some cedar showing, it should marry by the time this wine is ready to drink. This Astralis is very young and primary promising much more to come!"Wine Advocate 97 points

“Dense and chewy, bursting with juicy blueberry and dark plum fruit, this weaves black olive and spice notes into the long and grippy finish. Shows consistency throughout. Best from 2015 through 2020.” Wine Spectator 94 points

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