Que Syrah – This Syrah

This flight features 3 Syrah from both sides of the Atlantic.

Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage 2005
Black pepper and structure in a good value Northern Rhone Syrah. Charles & Francois Tardy a Chanos-Curson 12.5% $14.49 at Bottle Barn

Lewis Cellars Sonoma County Ethan’s Syrah 2005
Smells of wweetness derived from the grapes and the oak – a dry wine that drinks like candy with a plush texture.P&B in Napa 14.7% $43.99 at Bottle Barn Lewis

Michel & Stéphane Ogier Côte-Rôtie 2004
Structured, earthy and showing raisined fruit as well as lots of black pepper and a hefty dose of oak. The wine is densely packed with flavor and really started to open up on the 3rd day from opening. Sourced from vineyards on the Côte Blonde and the Côte Brune, bot by the Ogiers Pere et fils 13% $66.99 at Bottle Barn

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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