Edmunds St. John

We have little taste for most of the wines of the New World and Australia; however, we greatly admire some of those produced by the "second generation" of California vintners, ... above all, those of the astonishing Steve Edmunds; his wines do more than express the particular personality of the vintner and have entered the arena of those that are an expression of the land and culture.

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  • Palomino

    History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Edmunds St. John Syrah Sonoma County 1988

    Snoothrank:

    The nose showed dried cherry, vegetal stems, old cinnamon stick, moss, and hints of old library book. It was ripe and mature at the same time. On the palate, it was soft and velvety with fading blackberry and prunes. The finish was staying and featured sweet blackberry fruit and citrus rinds. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Edmunds St. John Syrah Sonoma County 1988

    Snoothrank:

    Hints of raisin, honey, anise and tobacco on the nose. Earth and fruit on the palate, subtle tannins. Definitely wanted food, but not without charms on its own. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • With almost all of our recent discussions of Syrah, the topic has eventually ... look at what was tasted:1988 Edmunds St John Sonoma Syrah1988 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde1994 Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah1994 Swanson Napa Valley Syrah1995 Delas Bessards Hermitage1995 Charles Melton Barossa Shiraz1996 Columbia Winery Red Willow Vineyard Sy... Read More

    From the article On Aging Syrah Wine


  • Edmunds St. John Syrah Sonoma County 1988

    Snoothrank:

    Tobacco, caper and a little funk and earth here with late arriving tea and lilac, some peppery spice as well. Very Northern Rhone. Little bottle sweetness, fully resolved tannins, a little lean and still has fine red fruit. Fruit is low intensity, but theres plenty of wild cherry and red currant going on. This really has a sense of delicacy and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Edmunds St. John Syrah Sonoma County 1988

    Snoothrank:

    Dust and leather on the nose. Fruity palette with no tannins and a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by heathbodell


  • I had posted the list of wines that I was going to be tasting for my upcoming ... Rotie Brune et Blonde1988 Edmunds St John Sonoma Syrah1994 Columbia Crest1994 Swanson1995 Charles Melton1995 Delas Bressandes1996 Columbia Winery Red Willow Vineyard1996 Chave Hermitage1997 Edmunds St John Fenaughty1990 Jaboulet CornasGo figure, I was realy doing... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Upcoming Syrah tasting


  • I get so caught up in work that I often neglect to check in here. I'm apologizing about that!  I'm back afer a few weeks in New Zealand, which sucks up all my time not only during the trip but for the weeks prior and, as it looks, most of the week after my return. Before you ask, new Zealand was great. A young wine industry but one that has made... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Damn it's been too long


  • When I introduced myself to Snooth, last spring, I mentioned that my brother-in-law had gifted me with a bottle of wine that he'd picked up on one of his fishing expeditions to Baja California--Casa Pedro Domecq 2007 Reserva Real, a blend of Barbera and Ruby Cabernet.  I asked if anybody on Snooth had any experience with this or Mexican wines in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pretty Good Mexican WIne


  • Steve Edmunds is one of our favorite wine producers and possibly one of the sweetest guys in the industry. His wine, under the label Edmunds St. John, defies preconceived notions. It is un-spoofulated Calfornian wine and it is a négociant wine with integrity. The wines are balanced, delicious and offer an unadorned taste of place. On the homepag... Read More

    From the article A Chat with Steve Edmunds


  • bought 2 bottles of 09 Molly Dooker Carnival of Love.  I want to drink it, but should I? Read More

    Forum post in the topic when to drink


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