Tag Archives: Syrah

Forca Premium Roussillon Rouge 2011 Another Obscure French Find

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Domaine de L’Ameillaud 2011 Vin De Pays

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Great Value Wines Cryptic 2011

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Keep it simple: Serrano Pizza and Eric & Joel Durand 2004 Cornas Empreintes

Most pizza nights begin with a craving. For days I could practically taste a full-bodied, dark and spicy Syrah! Thus, I began by considering ingredients that would match a cool climate Syrah. I had chosen the 2004 Durand Cornas Empreintes. … Continue reading

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On the Syrah Trail

The quintessential syrahs at one time were the fresh, cool climate, peppery reds of the Northern Rhône—the famous, harrowing steep vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the miniscule production of Hermitage set the standard for the grape. There were a handful … Continue reading

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Katherine’s Visit to Argentina, Part One

I had the most wonderful opportunity to travel to Argentina at the beginning of January this year!  The weather there this time of year is sunny and beautiful with daytime temperatures in the 80′s going down to the 50′s at … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Syrahs

Throughout the years there have been many speculations as to the origins of the dark-skinned syrah grape. Recently, thanks to the magic of DNA science, it has been unequivocally proven indigenous to southeastern France, close to where it now thrives … Continue reading

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