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Syrah: An Intriguing Red Wine

Syrah is an intriguing wine to learn about and a delicious wine to pair with many entrées.

Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah Le Pousseur 2013

On Sunday I was looking forward to barbecued pork tenderloins. In late afternoon I developed a craving for wine. I decided on a Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah Le Pousseur 2013. Right out of the screw capped bottle, the aroma was noticeable. The dark ruby colored wine had a purple hue, The wonderful aroma suggested black […]

Mendocino Grapes + Nevada Winemaker = Great Wine

We discovered that Pahrump Valley Winery sourced Syrah grapes from Mariah Vineyards in Mendocino County. The result is a delightful, smooth red wine with leather and other notes.

2011 Celebrations of Petite Sirah

With the science and technology available now, it has been determined that Petite Sirah is the result of cross pollination between Syrah and Peloursin.  “Dr. Francois Durif, a grape nurseryman working in southern France, released a new variety that he named after himself. It grew from a seed he extracted from fruit of the old […]

The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand

Have you heard about The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand? This is a group of six wineries focused on creating “fine wines.”  According to their information, “The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand Ltd. Is an independent marketing alliance representing rare and exceptional wines from a small group of artisan producers.” In order to be a […]

Waiheke Island Wineries in New Zealand

A visit to Waiheke Island is in order when planning a visit to New Zealand. The island is know for having a climate beneficial to grape growing. More than 23 vineyards and wineries are located on this delightful island which has 36 square miles of land. Two of these wineries are Destiny Bay and The […]

Dedication Four – A Cougar Crest Estate Wine

Yesterday, we enjoyed a wine called, Dedication Four 2007 produced by Cougar Crest Estate Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Dedication Four was a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The aroma had nuances of fruit with hints of plum. The fruity finish was crisp with mild tannins. Suggested pairings included grilled chicken, grilled […]

Rhone Rangers Showcase Syrah

Syrah may be one of the most know of the wine grapes grown in the Rhone Valley of France. It is also the predominant wine poured at the Rhone Rangers tasting in Seattle, Washington. Some Syrahs of not included Maison Bleue’s Liberté. This syrah was a ruby color and offered violets and dark fruit on […]

The Rhone Rangers Seattle Wine Tasting

We attended our first Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting.  Jon Martinez, the winemaker at Maison Bleue Winery, invited us to this event. This particular wine tasting held in Seattle, Washington July 13 & 14 was for media and winemakers. The Rhone Rangers also hold wine tastings throughout the country that are open to the public. The purpose of […]

Balistreri Vineyards – Colorado Syrah 2006

Located in Denver, Balistreri Vineyards is a family-owned winery. Yesterday we enjoyed a Syrah wine from their winery. Colorado Syrah 2006 is unfiltered and the color is a deep, opaque purple. Handcrafted and with 16.5 percent alcohol, this Syrah wine is spicy and fruity overall. The aroma was spicy and sweet. With a zero percent […]

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