96 points Robert Parker: The impeccable 2001 Midnight Oil (95.5% Syrah, 3% Grenache, and 1.5% Viognier) is a product of four vineyards, Alban, Stolpman, Bien Nacido, and White Hawk. The good n... Read More
Northern Rhone. The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point. n Hermitage, Syrah achieves its noblest expression and La Sizeranne has be... Read More
Colour: Great dark garnet-red.
Nose: The first nose is quite closed with a dominant of graphitic, leather, and then intense aromas of pepper, black fruits and scrubs.
Mouth: The attack is rich... Read More
100 points Robert Parker: The perfect 2005 Syrah Atlantis Fe 203-1a,b,c is a blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, with 25% whole clusters. Whereas the Ode to E is all from the Ele... Read More
"From granite soils, the appropriately named 2010 St.-Joseph Les Granits has an opaque purple color and gorgeous, dense notes of sweet black cherries with hints of crushed rock, graphite, pen ... Read More
Sine Qua Non is a tiny winery which was started back in 1994 by Manfred and Elaine Krankl. From nowhere, the winery has risen to be one of the top (if not the top) Syrah producers in the USA (... Read More
Extremeley limited new Syrah from Sine Qua Non 98 Points Robert Parker Looking at Manfred s Syrahs the 2011 Syrah Dark Blossom is a blend of 84 Syrah 8 Grenache 4 Petite Sirah and 4 Roussanne ... Read More
Their winemaking philosophy is to work in very small batches, gravity flow, natural yeasts (unless a fermentation problem is anticipated), long lees aging for the whites and repeated racking f... Read More
The intense, distinctive wines of Elaine and Manfred Krankl are highly sought after for good reason: they are some of the very best wines being produced in the United States. And though the wi... Read More
96 points Robert Parker: The 2006 Raven Series Syrah, a blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 2% Viognier that spends just under two years in French oak. Offering a dense purple color, gorgeous... Read More