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Cellars Unio Perlat Syrah 2014 Product #32525 (In Stock)

Not the fanciest of wines, but a good example of what Syrah does on the cracked slate hills of Spain's Montsant region.  Normally used to blend with Garnacha and Carignan, here it shines on its own with fine ripness and fruit tempered by 12 months in neutral oak. 

"Vivid ruby. Aromas of dried cherry, cassis and licorice, plus a hint of smokiness in the background. Gently sweet black and blue fruit flavors are enlivened by a peppery element that builds as the wine opens up. Closes on a bitter note, with dusty tannins adding grip and a slightly stern edge."  Vinous (Raynolds) 87 points

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Best's Great Western Shiraz Bin No. 1 2015 Product #32870 (In Stock)
Best's Great Western Shiraz Bin No. 1 2015 Best's Great Western Shiraz Bin No. 1 2015

This is just a stunner, marrying the bold fruit and peppery spice you love in Aussie Shiraz with a minerally, earthy, sophistication normally not seen outside the Northern Rhone.  On Victoria's silt and clay soils, Best's Great Western has crafted a winner here.  100% Shiraz and just 14.0% abv.

"A wealth of fragrant raspberries, red plums and peppery, cool-climate shiraz characters sit for all to behold on the nose, and there's a handy earthy nuance, too. The palate's bathed in cool-climate blackberry and plum flavors as well as plenty of licorice and sarsaparilla. What great depth and the peppery finish and shimmery, glossy tannins hold long and flawless. Drink now through to 2024."  James Suckling 96 points

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Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014 Product #30928 (In Stock)
Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014 Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014

Sylvain Gauthier is a young winemaker to watch in the Northern Rhone.  Born in Lorraine, trained in Burgundy, and since 2007, making his own wines from Syrah in and around the Northern Rhone.  As far as we can tell, Olivier Daubresse is the first to import Sylvain's wines to the US, but the Wine Advocate managed to track down a bottle of the 2013 St Joseph last year and awarded it a very nice 90 point rating.

From the cooler 2014 vintage, this is a ripe but elegant take on St Joseph Syrah, with a nice touch of barrel for complexity and richness.  Ripe black berry and plum scents gain complexity from notes of roasted meat, smoked stone, and spicy oak.  Plenty of depth and richness here, but no excess weight and outstanding freshness through the long, mouthwatering, lip smacking, finish.  Enjoy right now with grilled lamb and keep some to continue to enjoy for another 4-8 years as it gains complexity and earthy depth.

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Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014 Product #32900 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014 Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014

Syrah at it's most stylish, especially in the elegant 2014 vintage. Paired with lamb or beef and Five Spice, this would be pretty mindblowing! Or just drink it.

"A fleshy, fruit-driven style, with enticing red currant, plum and raspberry puree notes racing through, flecked with light savory and anise hints and carried by a fine chalky spine on the finish. Drink now through 2026."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Union Sacre Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015 Product #32759 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015 Union Sacre Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015

It's just a matter of time before Union Sacre is christened the "Hot New California Winery" by the critics.  Until then, enjoy these amazing wines at headscratchingly low prices.  A bold blend of dark-fruited Santa Barbara Syrah with ripe, red-fruited, Cabernet Sauvignon given enough time in oak to meld and mellow without turning into an oaky mess.  Black currant, fresh plum and dark chocolate aromas and flavors dominate with woodsy blueberry notes adding interest on the soft, supple, finish.  Only 169 cases made.  A very nice wine.

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Ledge James Berry Vynd Syrah 2014 Product #32422 (In Stock)
Ledge James Berry Vynd Syrah 2014 Ledge James Berry Vynd Syrah 2014

Amazing elegance and purity in a wine with lovely California fruit and lots of Cote Rotie style.

"An explosively perfumed, complex bouquet displays intense boysenberry, cherry liqueur, licorice, allspice and sandalwood scents, while a smoky mineral topnote gains strength with air. Completely stains the palate with sweet black and blue fruit, spicecake and candied lavender flavors that show impressive litheness for their heft. Smooth, slow-building tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with outstanding, floral-driven persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points

"An upcoming estate I've been raving about for a few years now, Ledge is run by Mark Adams and he pulls fruit from his Estate Adams Ranch vineyard, as well as a number of other notable sites, including James Berry, and recently, G2 vineyard. Mark likes plenty of whole cluster, and isn't afraid of a touch of funk either. His wines always show lots of character and are highly recommended. Tasted at my office in Colorado and followed for multiple days. As from barrel, it's a dead ringer for a classic Cote Rotie and offers notes of black raspberries, cassis, olives, hints of bacon fat, liquid violets and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, elegant and silky, it has beautiful purity of fruit, fine tannin and a great finish, all suggesting it will evolve nicely for 10-12 years."Wine Advocate 95 points

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Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012 Product #31326 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012 Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012

Stunning already and built to improve for a decade plus.

"Potent black and blue fruit aromas show excellent clarity, picking up smoky mineral, star anise and pipe tobacco qualities with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering hefty blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that are given lift and spine by juicy acidity. Packs a serious punch but comes off as lithe and precise, finishing with silky tannins, building florality and outstanding persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"The first vintage bottled with the new label, the 2012 St Joseph Vignes des Hospices is already approachable and drinking beautifully. Its healthy ruby/purple color is followed by pretty, medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberries, chocolate and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, forward, beautifully textured and even a touch sexy, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

"This is not shy, with a dark licorice and warm ganache frame, melding wonderfully with the core of blackberry and fig confiture flavors. The finish lets a Turkish coffee note roll through. The fruit and grip remain in lockstep. Best from 2016 through 2023. 60 cases imported."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Shafer Syrah Relentless 2014 Product #32659 (In Stock)
Shafer Syrah Relentless 2014 Shafer Syrah Relentless 2014

"Shafer's 2014 Relentless is fabulous. The most expressive and varietally expressive of the three vintages of Relentless I tasted. In 2014, Relentless has 11% Petite Sirah, which, along with the personality of the year, kicks up the aromatics and flavors in a meaningful way. Lavender, mint, violets and crème de cassis notes are laced into the super-expressive finish. The 2014 is shaping up to be a real gem."  Vinous (Galloni) 92-95 points

"This is very fresh and balanced with a dense and silky texture plus lots of violet, berry and hints of sandalwood. It’s full and very silky. Long and intense. Hints of smoky, spicy, wonderful fruit. Lots of tannin but shows an intensity and power. Needs time to soften, but beautiful. 89% syrah and 11% petite sirah."  James Suckling 95 points

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Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'ampuis 2011 Product #32086 (In Stock)
Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'ampuis 2011 Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'ampuis 2011

"Vivid ruby. Spicy red fruits, incense, violet and botanical herbs on the flamboyantly perfumed nose. Vibrant, mineral-tinged black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show impressive depth and vivacity and a seamless texture. Juicy, precise and appealingly sweet on the youthfully tannic, incisive finish, with the berry and floral notes echoing. The blend of fruit intensity and tension here is quite suave."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

"The 2011 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis has closed down slightly since last year, yet still offers a terrific perfume of cured meats, vanilla bean, sweet black currants and graphite to go with medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy style on the palate. I doubt it will truly close down and would happily enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years."Wine Advocate 93 points

"Very focused, with a lovely beam of lightly steeped red currant, bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors that glides atop singed cedar, black tea and dried star anise notes. The long finish is very fine-grained. A gorgeous wine. Best from 2016 through 2027. 400 cases imported." Wine Spectator 94 points

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