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2008 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on January 26, 2011

The cool, breezy Carneros location with a north-facing exposure guarantees that our hillside Syrah gets plenty of the all-important hang time it needs to develop full, ripe, rich flavors. Winemaker Geoff Gorsuch comments that “2008 was an extremely challenging vintage that left us with distressingly low yields, but the flavors are there in spades. This […]

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Syrah and Roast Turkey with Sausage Stuffing

by David on November 1, 2010

Got a big crowd coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Colleen has come up with a real crowd pleaser that will fill them up and make them happy! The sausage and herbs make the stuffing hearty and flavorful. The spices and mushrooms are delicious with our spicy, earthy Napa Valley Syrah. So much to be thankful for! […]

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Syrah and Mixed Wild Mushroom Fettuccini

by David on September 1, 2010

As harvest begins we need to think of quick and easy dishes to prepare that are also hearty and satisfying after a long day on the crush pad. This is a real stick to your ribs pasta dish that you can whip up in the time it takes to cook a pot of fettucini. Mushrooms […]

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2007 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on March 21, 2010

New release! When you crave deep, dark intensity this is the wine for you! Thick skinned and loaded with pigment, Syrah was born to make a statement! It’s such a pleasure to begin releasing our reds from the 2007 vintage. It was about as close to a textbook growing season as we could hope for. […]

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Syrah and Roast Turkey with Citrus Herb Glaze

by David on October 31, 2009

Syrah with poultry, you ask? Absolutely! Your traditional Thanksgiving turkey is enlivened with zesty citrus and the Provencal herbs and garlic build a delicious bridge to our spicy, earthy Syrah. Create new traditions with savory Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and crowd-pleasing Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes as side dishes. All you need to top it off is Gram’s Pumpkin Pie and a […]

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2006 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on September 25, 2009

Full and lush flavors of boysenberry, red cherry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a hint of earth, spice and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, sausages, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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Syrah

by David on July 7, 2009

Common synonyms: Shiraz, Sirah, Syra, Schiras, Sirac, Syrac, Petite Syras Syrah is one of the oldest varieties we know. Just think – Julius Caesar may well have enjoyed a glass of Syrah just as much as we do today. There’s some confusion about the name. There was a time when many believed that Syrah came […]

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2005 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on August 27, 2008

Rich, deep flavors of black currant, boysenberry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a subtle hint of earth. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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Syrah

by David on June 22, 2007

Deep, dark fruit with a little earth, smoke and a meaty quality. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Syrah comes to us from the Rhone Valley of southern France. It’s one of the oldest varieties we know. Just think, Julius Caesar may well have enjoyed a glass of Syrah just as much as we do today. […]

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2002 South Coast Syrah

by David on September 27, 2005

Syrah is the basis for the great reds of the Northern Rhone; and as an ingredient in blends, it contributes much of the character and aging potential for wines of the Southern Rhone. This “Old World” style Syrah presents forward fruit flavors of wild berry, strawberry jam, and dark plum that blend into a concentrated […]

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