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Santa Maria , CA 93454
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Syrah is a Persian Blue elixir teeming with flavors and textures that are well beyond the reach of all other varieties. As the world’s most persuasive grape, Syrah can produce hypnotic wines from myriad of exotic addresses around the globe. It is the one variety that embodies both animal and mineral. At Io, we take Syrah (and its Rhone siblings) very seriously. We plant, farm, harvest and vinify grapes from cool-climate, maritime sites on California’s Central Coast (primarily the Santa Maria Bench) to craft select lots that are dense, intense and pure – Description from jessicatrujillo

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  • Syrah

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

  • Müller-Thurgau

    This variety was developed by Dr. Hermann Muller in 1882. When naming the new grape, he added the name of the Swiss c...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • For fun I was searching around and found some stories of the world's oldest ... a sunken ship: http://io9.com/5695539/worlds-oldest-wine-and-beer-finally-gets-drunk-after-200-yearsA 350AD vintage kept in a museum that was dug out of the ground: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072381/Worlds-oldest-bottle-wine-Historians-debate-open-350A... Read More

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  • Consorzio Vini Tipici di San Marino Brugneto Io San Marino 2006

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    In the glass, the wine had a garnet red color. ABV was label listed at 13.5%. ...zio-vini-tipici-di-san-marino-brugneto-vio-san-marino Read More

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  • I absolutely love wine. Snooth is one of the reasons I love the mystique of ... work very hard at my profession even though I have scaled it down to 3 days per week. After my work I love good food and love to imbibe in a nice wine. I drink, I rate, I discuss, I cherish wine. When I open a wine I immediately go into another zone, it's one of sm... Read More

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  • Continuing my journey into Burg-Ville, and interest in the 2010's ... I tried last night seriously challenges that on its' merits (though with less power) and beats it on QPR at $19.99. What's more, Veronica from Hi Time mentioned she was about to put out an e-mail blast on this wine, having liked it so much, describing it as "very feminine". I... Read More

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  • Freixenet Brut Cuvee 2009

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    This was quite a nice cava. Nice soft nose with some notes of butterscotch. Not quite enough bite on the palate for me but the butteriness continued right through the mouth. Not aware of the value as it was a gift. Read More

    Wine review by Fenderbaum


  • Gevrey Chambertin les Cazetiers Louis Jadot 2002

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    Its floral nose is enticing as anything. Add to that lots of fresh red and ... ... from now. http://bit.ly/s79iO9 Read More

    Wine review by tonifad


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

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  • Io Syrah San Luis Obispo County Ryan Road 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by yuri2015


  • Hallo everybody,i'm new, i come from italy,i like wine and i tend to think this is the right place to know a lot of things!!!thank youfdb Read More

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  • Freixenet Brut Cuvee 2009

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    Tasted this cava with some blinis. It is dry enough to go with maincourse and it has nice balanced taste. Not overly sparkling but has sufficient amount of bubbles. Balanced. Read More

    Wine review by jps2jps


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