Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. Whether sold as Syrah or Shiraz, these wines enjoy great popularity.

Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares (352,000 acres).

DNA profiling in 1999 found Syrah to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche. Syrah should not be confused with Petite Sirah, a synonym for Durif, a cross of Syrah with Peloursin dating from 1880.


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Luli 2014 Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands

Luli 2014 Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands

Luli 2014 Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands Winery Notes : Rich and spicy. As the last variety to ripen in the cold Santa Lucia Highlands, the fruit has much time to develop its flavor complexity, color and richness. Our Syrah production extensively uses whole cluster fermentation to enhance aromatics and texture.
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Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

Atrea 2014 "Old Soul Red" Mendocino

The Story :  The  Old Soul Red (a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Malbec) by winemaker Alex McGregor, is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market. Sourced from their 100% organic, and bio-dynamic vineyard the OSR pleases both palate and wallet! We cannot forget to mention the Saracina Sauvignon Blanc either – reminiscent of a nice Loire white!     The Wine : This...
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Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

Halcon 2015 Syrah "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands, Medocino 93 Points

The Story : A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set out to plant what has...
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Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara

Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara

Sans Liege 2014 "The Offering" Santa Barbara Retail 32.00 - GGWC 29.99  FREE SHIPPING on 12 - Use code OFFERING14 upon check out   The Story : Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone blends at a very respectable price level for years. Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and the rest is history. Today Sans Liege has a...
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Lacuna 2013 Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Coast

Lacuna 2013 Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Coast

Lacuna 2013 Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Coast Retail 36.00 – GGWC 33.99    The Story : Everyone’s dream is to make great wine.  That said, when two friends created  Lacuna   and set out to do so, they had one problem – no winemaker!  When they hooked up with ace winemaker Morgan Twain Peterson (Bedrock) their problem was solved and their 10 year dream came to fruition.  This is the sixth release and it has created...
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Herman Story 2015 Nuts & Bolts Syrah

Herman Story 2015 Nuts & Bolts Syrah

Herman Story 2015 Syrah “Nuts & Bolts” Retail 52.00 – GGWC 49.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 Use code NUTS upon checkout   Typical Russell From style wine! This wine offers up an inky purple color. On the nose you’ll encounter  ripe, densely  packed blackstone fruit aromas, with a touch of pepperiness. On the lush palate this wine will coat your palate with complex,  vibrant black currant, chocolate,...
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Sans Liege Prophetess XIII/XIV, Santa Barbara - 95 Points!

Sans Liege Prophetess XIII/XIV, Santa Barbara - 95 Points!

FREE SHIPPING on six, use code PROPHETESS @checkout   I was excited to hear that Prophetess is one of the top wines Robert Parker has ever tasted, and I have to wholeheartedly agree! Curt Schalchlin has been crafting some of the most amazingly, well-priced, widely-praised Rhone blends for over a decade. His wines have made him (and me) many friends.  The Prophetess bottling, Curt’ smallest bottling, sells out within weeks of...
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Sans Liege Prophetess XII/XIII  Syrah Blend - 94 Points Parker

Sans Liege Prophetess XII/XIII  Syrah Blend - 94 Points Parker

FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code PROPHETESS at checkout   Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and with a very strong showing in his Sans Liege and Groundwork productions, and the rest as they say is history.  His latest Prophetess XII/XIII received...
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WindGap 2014 Syrah “Armagh”Sonoma Coast - 95 Points

WindGap 2014 Syrah “Armagh”Sonoma Coast - 95 Points

IF THE WINE SHOWS OUT OF STOCK, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 415.337.4083 WindGap 2014 Syrah “Armagh”Sonoma Coast Retail 55.00 – GGWC 49.99 FREE SHIPPING ON 6, use code WINDGAP @ checkout   The Story: Many of Wind Gaps’vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another.  These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of...
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Lucia 2014 Syrah "Susan's Hill" Santa Lucia Highlands 

Lucia 2014 Syrah "Susan's Hill" Santa Lucia Highlands 

Lucia 2014 Syrah "Susan's Hill" Santa Lucia Highlands  Named after Gary Pisoni's sister, and produced from a high-elevation ridge in Pisoni Vineyard, the Susan's Syrah is a broad and intense wine. The flavor profile focuses on fruit characters, and the tannin levels are usually very high - a result of the vine stress from the mountain soils. The wine has the structure to age for many years in the cellar.  ...
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Lucia 2014 Syrah Garys' Santa Lucia Highlands - 93 Points

Lucia 2014 Syrah Garys' Santa Lucia Highlands - 93 Points

Lucia 2014 Garys' Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands -- The Garys' Syrah is a very focused and intense wine. The wine is traditionally very floral and spice driven with a core of firm acidity that ensures the wine will age well for much time in the cellar. Tasted the 2014 side by side with the 2012 & 2013, and I'd say they all amazing.   Robert Parker 93 Points: " The 2014 Syrah Garys' Vineyard is another...
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Peay 2014 Syrah “Les Titans” Estate, Sonoma Coast - 96 Points

Peay 2014 Syrah “Les Titans” Estate, Sonoma Coast - 96 Points

FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code PEAY @checkout   Galloni 96 Points : “The 2014 Syrah Estate Les Titans is very tightly wound today. The signature blue/purplish fruit profile comes through, but the savory, peppery notes that are typical of this site need time to develop. Today the 2015 is raw and in need of time, but its potential is evident. Black pepper and lavender overtones develop with time in the glass, providing a glimpse of what...
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DuMol 2015 Syrah Russian River Valley

DuMol 2015 Syrah Russian River Valley

FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more (can mix & match with other DuMOL 2015 wines) Use discount code DUMOL15 upon checkout   The 2015 Syrah RRV is by far the best effort to date from Andy Smith. Sourced from three great vineyards (Greywackle, Gregori and Hoppe-Kelly). This wine offers soaring mutli-dimensional aromatic complexity that is really quite dramatic. Violet, dark cassis, graphite and espresso. Bright peppery...
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Herman Story 2014 Syrah "Bien Nacido" Santa Barbara

Herman Story 2014 Syrah "Bien Nacido" Santa Barbara

Herman Story 2014 Syrah "Bien Nacido" This is one of Russell's "flagship" bottlings.  This wine offers up a very elegant flavor profile, yet the aromas are in-your-face - bold black stone fruits, spice, white pepper, smoke and touch of baconfat.  This cool-clime Sryah is full in body, with an amazing balance and finesse. A dash of Viognier is co-fermented and aged for 2 years in new French oak. This is probably...
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Martinelli 2013 Syrah "Vellutini" Russian River Valley - 95 Points

Martinelli 2013 Syrah "Vellutini" Russian River Valley - 95 Points

Martinelli 2013 Syrah "Vellutini" Russian River Valley - 95 Points Robert Parker 95 Points : "The 2013 Syrah Vellutini Ranch is more opulent, and has a more opaque purple color as well as a sweet, gorgeous nose of blueberries, black berries and flowers. It is meaty, rich, and again, is a substantial mouthful of Syrah that makes one wonder why Syrahs aren’t flying off the shelves, given their quality."
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Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 "Banshee" GSM Central Coast - 95 Points Parker

Torrin 2013 The Banshee GSM Paso Robles   Winery Notes: 100% TORRIN VINEYARD. 48% Syrah / 32% Grenache / 20% Mourvedre   The 2013 Banshee is a fantastic example of a wine that manages to successfully walk the line between power and grace.  The texture and length of this wine are incredible and how the savory and earthy backbone complexes the rich dark blue and black fruits is a thing of beauty.  While the majority of the...
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Argot 2013 Syrah “Estate” Sonoma Mountain - 94 Points

Argot 2013 Syrah “Estate” Sonoma Mountain - 94 Points

Argot 2013 Syrah “Estate” Sonoma Mountain Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code ARGOT @checkout, can mix with other Argot wines   Robert Parker 94 Points :” Certainly the 2013 Syrah Estate, which is more expensive, is another animal all together. This spent 33 months in 100% French puncheons and barriques and is a flavorful wine with a dense purple color, a kiss of steak tartar, white...
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Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

Keplinger 2014 "LITHIC" GSM, Shake Ridge Vineyards - 93 Points

  Galloni 93 Points : “A powerful, explosive wine, Helen Keplinger's 2014 Lithic boasts notable power, yet all of that intensity has been achieved while maintaining a considerable amount of energy and delineation.”     Helen Keplinger notes : “The 2014 Lithic is a blend of 32% Grenache, 36% Mourvedre, and 32% Syrah – all coming from Ann Kraemer’s incredible Shake Ridge Vineyard, which is...
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O'Dwyer 2014 Shiraz Clare Valley (Australia)

O'Dwyer 2014 Shiraz Clare Valley (Australia)

O’Dwyer 2013 Shiraz, Clare Valley Retail $80.00 – Retail 74.99 PRE-ORDER BEFORE JULY 15 for an A TOTAL OF 15% OFF ONLY $69.99 per bottle with FREE SHIPPING on 6 FREE SHIPPING on 6+, use code ODW @ checkout (mix & match with O’Dwyer Cabernet)   The 2013 O’Dwyer Shiraz offers a deep dark purple hue and intense aromatics of black berries and violets with a touch of pepper, tea and bacon fat character.  The wine...
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Keplinger 2015 "Sumo" Proprietary Red, Shake Ridge Vineyard

Keplinger 2015 "Sumo" Proprietary Red, Shake Ridge Vineyard

FREE SHIPPING on 6 ~ Use code KEP @ checkout ~ Mix & match OK ALL Keplinger wines Sumo is a Cote Rotie twist on Petite Sirah - Petite Sirah co-fermented with Viognier, and blended with a small amount of Syrah. The 2015 Sumo is a blend of 84% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah, and 3% Viognier, all from Shake Ridge Vineyard. The Petite comes from three blocks, one is 80% rock and produces small, thick-skinned berries with intense aromatics and dense...
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Arnot Roberts 2013 Syrah "Que Syrah" Sonoma Coast, 95 Points Galloni

Arnot Roberts 2013 Syrah "Que Syrah" Sonoma Coast, 95 Points Galloni

Arnot Roberts 2013 Syrah "Que Syrah" Sonoma Coast, 95 Points Galloni Anthony Galloni 95 Points: " An addition to the range, the 2013 Syrah Que Vineyard is super-expressive today as well as a great example of coastal Syrah in this vintage. Black pepper, tobacco, smoke, game, licorice and pomegranate open up in the glass. The flavors are bold and intense throughout, yet lovely floral/spiced notes keep the flavors bright...
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Cattleya 2014 Syrah “Soberanes” Santa Lucia Highlands - 97 POINTS!

Cattleya 2014 Syrah “Soberanes” Santa Lucia Highlands - 97 POINTS!

Cattleya 2014 Syrah “Soberanes” Santa Lucia Highlands Retail 80.00 – GGWC 74.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 – use code CATTLEYA @checkout (assort with other Cattleya)   The Story : Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle...
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Favia 2014 Syrah "Quarzo"

Favia 2014 Syrah "Quarzo"

Anthony Galloni 93 Points : "The 2014 Quarzo (100% Syrah) is a powerful, explosive wine. Inky and richly textured, the Quarzo possesses notable personality and class. Judging by these two Rhône wines, Syrah seems a bit better suited to the Favia style than Grenache. There is certainly plenty to like in the Quarzo, a wine that showcases the racier side of Syrah in Amador County."   Winemaker Notes : "The rocky, complex...
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Sanguis 2013 Syrah “Pilgrim” Santa Ynez

Sanguis 2013 Syrah “Pilgrim” Santa Ynez

Sanguis 2013 Syrah “Pilgrim” Santa Ynez Retail 85.00 – GGWC 79.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more bottles - Use Code PILGRIM at checkout   The Story : Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from...
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Sanguis 2014 Syrah “Bossman”

Sanguis 2014 Syrah “Bossman”

Sanguis 2014 Syrah “Bossman” Retail 85.00 – GGWC 79.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6, use code BOSSMAN @ checkout   The Story : Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago...
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