Barefoot Cellars Syrah California 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little sweet on the nose with a slight roast beefy underlay to the jammy black cherry fruit that is framed with gentle smoky nuttiness. A little sweet up front with plenty of acid to try balance it out. This is still noticeably sweetish on the palate, with lots of jammy strawberry and cherry fruit. There’s a bit of an extracted feel to this, though it does offer up some light notes of herb and spice that help punctuate the fruit. The finish is short and a bit clumsy but adds a touch of earth to the mix. 83pts

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Barefoot Cellars:
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Syrah California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,764
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/09/2010

A little sweet on the nose with a slight roast beefy underlay to the jammy black cherry fruit that is framed with gentle smoky nuttiness. A little sweet up front with plenty of acid to try balance it out. This is still noticeably sweetish on the palate, with lots of jammy strawberry and cherry fruit. There’s a bit of an extracted feel to this, though it does offer up some light notes of herb and spice that help punctuate the fruit. The finish is short and a bit clumsy but adds a touch of earth to the mix. 83pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
1.50 5
01/28/2008

Light with a cherry and fruit nose. Lacks the usual Syrah fleshiness. Plain, and a little tart. Pretty bland.


Snooth User: lgbagby
453226111
2.50 5
06/26/2010

Quite light and easy drinking for a shiraz. Fruity and only mildly tannic. Not particularly complex; very middle of the road. It would make a good beginner's Shiraz, especially since I picked it up on sale for under $6.


Snooth User: nventure
283212624
3.00 5
02/18/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: stephanieJ
89313539
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/01/2011

Smooth finish. goes well with cheese. fruity notes. love it!


Snooth User: psblend
21464258
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/20/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 02/05/2009

Hmmm, there was nothing great and nothing terrible about this wine. It was almost bland. Didnt pick up fruit, didn't pick up too much spice. Had a molassas aroma. Won't pick this one up again. There are better choices out there -- even in this price range.


Snooth User: gilg2010
34615753
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 01/07/2010

Three glasses



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