Bottle Notes, Syrah

2017 Château de l’Ou Syrah Secret de Schistes – Bottle Notes

Château de l’Ou is a family run estate founded by Séverine and Philippe Bourrier, and lies just to the south of Perpignan, in the plains region of the Roussillon. Séverine, who trained and worked as an oenologist in Bordeaux, oversees the winemaking and normally releases three whites; a classic Côtes du Roussillon Blanc, Côtes Catalanes Blanc Love, and Infiniment de l’Ou Blanc,…

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2020 J. Rochioli Syrah Estate – Bottle Notes

Rochioli is one of the true pioneers in Russian River Valley, with a winemaking history dating back to the the late 1950′s. In 1987 Rochioli released their first estate wine, the 1985 Rochioli Pinot Noir. Although best known for their world class Pinot Noir, Rochioli also produces remarkable Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery has published a detailed map of…

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2013 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne, and had ambitions to make Pinot Noir in Oregon. However, on a visit to Walla Walla he found property that he believed would be perfect for growing grapes and decided to purchase…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2014 Cayuse Bionic Frog – Bottle Notes

The 2014 Cayuse Bionic Frog was the winning bottle in the June Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The bottle was not decanted and paired brilliantly with a grilled New York steak. Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne,…

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2013 No Girls Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard – Bottle Notes

No Girls Wines is a partnership between famed Cayuse vigneron Christophe Baron and longtime friend and Cayuse general manager, Trevor Dorland. The fruit comes from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate as the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a profile all its own. Elizabeth…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2021 Delmore Syrah Bassi Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Delmore was founded by Darren Delmore in 2017. Darren had a background making wine at noted wineries including Hirsch, Goldeneye and Two Hands and managed sales at Tablas Creek. The winery specializes in cool climate Syrahs and Pinots. Bassi Vineyard is located on the hillsides of Avila Valley, 1 mile from Avila Beach on the San Luis Obispo coast.  Bright…

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