Tag Archives: Syrah

Bien Nacido – An Iconic American Vineyard

California does not have storied vineyards such as Clos de Vougeot or Romanee-Conti in Burgundy, Clos Ste. Hune in Alsace and Clos du Mesnil in Champagne. Certain vineyards, however, have performed superbly enough – if over decades rather than centuries … Continue reading

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Bad Mood, Continued

Tasted more American syrahs tonight. I really want to like these wines, but at the very best I find them …. meh. I opened four, then three more. Some nice herbal aromas from a Sonoma entrant, but it was still … Continue reading

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Bad Mood

I’m in a bad mood tonight. I’ve been tasting American syrahs. I’d looked forward to exploring these wines ever since my last visit to Dry Creek Valley in 2006, when I tasted a few that shone with bright blueberry flavors, … Continue reading

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