Tasting notes, Jan. 14, 2023…it’s a grape thing…Syrah


2018 Alexandrins Syrah
On Sale for $13.99
Northern Rhone / France
100% Syrah
Heavily influenced by the granite soils of the Northern Rhone, the Alexandrins Syrah leads with savory rather than fruity flavors. Here we find aromas of black olive and bacon mingling with piquant red flavors. 
2019 Eric Texier
St-Julien en St-Alban
$31.99 / Case Price $25.60
St Julien en St Alban / France
100% Syrah
Pure Syrah planted in the southern sector of the Northern Rhone, the vineyards for Texier’s St Alban are rooted in granite. This bottling is fermented and aged only in concrete.
2021 McPrice Meyers
Right Hand Man
On Sale for $20
Paso Robles & Santa Barbara / Central Coast / California
100% Syrah
Intended as a go-to house red, the Right-Hand Man over delivers in terms of both weight and depth of flavor. Leading with dark plums, pleasant background notes of cola and vanilla. Straight forward, simply delicious Syrah.
2018 Small Gully
The Formula: Robert’s Vineyard
$22.99 / Case Price $18.40
Adelaide Hills / South Australia 
100% Shiraz
Small Gully is a family-owned operation run today by the second generation of the Black family. The Formula is sourced mostly from a single vineyard of 50-year-old vines planted in the Adelaide plains. 24 months in neutral American oak, 15.8% alcohol.
NV Red Schooner
Transit #1 by Caymus
On Sale for $39.99
Grapes: South Australia / Vinification: California
100% Shiraz
Created by California’s acclaimed Wagner family of Caymus fame, the fruit for Transit #1 was shipped across the Pacific for processing in the U.S. This creative concept yields a dense, eucalyptus-inflected Syrah, that is quite true to its fruit origins. Bold, dense and exactly what one would expect Caymus to produce from the sunny, ripe grapes of South Australia.
NV The Chook
Sparkling Shiraz
$22.99 / Case Price $18.40
McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek / South Australia 
100% Shiraz
Produced by the traditional sparkling wine method with the secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle, the Chook is an exuberant, full bodied bottle of red bubbles.