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Press Telegram names our Syrah Wine of the Week

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Wine of the Week:  2011 Syrah Tous les Jours

 

Easy to drink, this syrah is perfect for casual sipping. Dark and full-bodied, it has a blend of fruit flavors and a peppery finish. Pairs well with hamburgers, grilled lamb and most beef and game dishes.

 

Big thanks to Ray from Beverly Glen Market for recommending our 2011 Syrah Tous les Jours as Wine of The Week! in the Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA.

Check out the whole article here!

 

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Wandering Wino Top Wines of 2012

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Wandering Wino Top 10 Super Bowl Wine Pairings

2010 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard named to the list!

Top wines of 2012There are wines to save up and splurge,wines to stand upright in your cellar when company visits to show off that ’45 Bordeaux. Then there are the wines for the people in the villages…..like me.

 

This is the Wandering Wino second edition of wines that blow up your skirt. As I stated in last years post, I am not a cross dresser, but this is a simply American phrase used to say these are wines I really like and stood out to me. These are wines that are mostly available without the need for a blood hound.

TOP WINES OF 2012 WINES THAT WILL BLOW UP YOUR SKIRT

 

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Wandering Wino Chooses our Syrah as a Perfect Super Bowl Pairing

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Wandering Wino Top 10 Super Bowl Wine Pairings

 

“Saying the word “Superbowl” instantly gives thoughts, feelings and images to many of us. I view the Super Bowl as a special holiday that includes: friends, family, food, alcohol, commercials, and maybe even acid reflux. Maybe it would be better said if I just used the word “party.”

 

Whenever there are parties that involve feeding large groups of people, I often begin to think about the “how.” I look for ways to provide tasty foods that are easy preparation, wines that pair, and if possible not to break the bank.

 

Here are my top 10 Super Bowl wine pairings -“

Beef tacos with Syrah Tour les Jours from Andrew Murray Vineyards, Santa Ynez, CA.

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93 Points from Wine Spectator for the 2010 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard

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I am really happy to report that Wine Spectator just awarded our 2010 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard 93 Points in their January 9, 2013 Insider Newsletter.  Here is what James Laube had to say, “Pure rich and layered, with dark, vivid, snappy, wild berry, spice and pepper notes.  Smoothes out on the finish, ending long and lingering. ”  This is exciting news indeed…Did you know that our past 3 vintages have all garnered nothing but 91+ point scores…5 of them in all. We are quite proud of this wine!  Hope you get to try some before it is all gone.

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2010 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard Review from sólosyrah

We really enjoyed reading the thoughtful post from sólosyrah, on our 2010 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard… From the post: “There’s a dry earth aroma along with some floral, plum, and hints of bacon. Bright strawberry and some brininess also come through on the nose for me. The palate is full but light on its feet with a great little punch of acidity on the finish. Those bright red fruit flavors carry through to the finish, and there’s also a bit of oak but it’s pretty integrated. I’m happy to report that this is a great example of cool-climate Syrah.”  Read the rest of this great wine review by clicking here.

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2011 Viognier Wine Review from Now and Zin Wine Blog

Thanks to Randy Fuller of Now and Zin Wine Blog (along with Now and Zin daily wine radio features) for this nice write-up on our 2011 Viognier… From the post: I’d suggest that you run out and pick up a bottle.”  Read the rest of this great wine review by clicking here.

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Photos from Spring 2012

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Photos from our Winter 2012 Wine Tasting

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KCET for recommends our Syrah as a great wine to sip during the Oscars!

 

Thanks to Michael Newsome, a wine buyer for Whole Foods, and a contributing writer to KCET, for writing a great article on Syrah…and for recommending our 2009 Syrah Tous les Jours.

Michael described it as, “A perfect example. . .is the 2009 Andrew Murray Central Coast Syrah. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry are dusted with black pepper and hints of bacon. Even with a mouthful of luscious fruit, this wine manages to leave your palate refreshed. This is a great everyday drinker, whether perfectly paired with grilled meats or slowly sipped on the sofa in the soft glow of an awards show.”  Read the complete article here

 


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91 Points for our 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard!

Many thanks to Ken’s Wine Guide for a wonderful review of our 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard.

KensWineGuide.com blessed it with  ‘91 Points‘ and described it as, ‘…rich and concentrated…with a  flavor profile of very extracted blackberry with notes of integrated oak, plum, spice, and black pepper.‘  Read the complete Kens Wine Guide here

 


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