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Lagier-Meredith Syrah 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A dense, muscular Syrah, intensely tannic and chewy, with a tight core of beefy, peppery wild berry, dried herb and savory flavors that...
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Pax Wine Cellars Syrah Griffins Lair 2012 750ml

Rated 96-98 - The 2012 Syrah Griffin's Lair Vineyard, a well-know, cold site, exhibits notes of black olives, charcoal, red and black fruits and...
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Rudius Syrah Hudson Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The only non-Cabernet among the red wines is the 2012 Syrah Hudson Vineyard, coming from the oldest block of Syrah at Hudson Ranch...
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Sanguis Wines Syrah Misfit 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A blend of 89% Syrah, 9% Grenache and 2% Viognier that saw roughly 10% whole clusters and 25 months in 25% new French oak, the 2012...

2012 California Syrah

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.
Known as Syrah in most countries around the world, and Shiraz in Australia and certain other regions of the New World, this grape varietal has proven over the centuries to be one of the most powerful and flavorful red wine grapes there is. It is now one of the planet's most widely grown grapes, and is a favorite with wineries as a result of its robustness and versatility. It isn't easy to identify many characteristics of this particular varietal, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and shows significant differences in flavor and character depending on the terroir it is grown in, and the climatic conditions of the region. However, Syrah is most widely associated with full bodied, strong and loud red wines, packed full of fruity and spicy flavors, held in a beautifully deep red liquid.