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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne 2011 750ml

Rated 99 - A step up over the other two single vineyard releases, the 2011 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an incredible wine that knocks it out of the...
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2010 750ml

Rated 100 - As to three single parcel releases, I reviewed the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mouline earlier this year, but was more than happy to taste it...
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2011 750ml

Rated 98 - Starting out the single vineyards and bottled in February (after over four years in new oak barrels), the 2011 Cote Rotie la Mouline is...
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2010 750ml

Rated 100 - On this showing, the 2010 La Turque was incredible, in a lineup of incredible wines. Offering off-the-chart notes of cassis,...
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2011 750ml

Rated 97 - Deeper in color than the la Mouline, the deep ruby/purple 2011 Cote Rotie la Turque offers more dark fruits, tapenade, graphite and...
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E. Guigal Ex Voto Rouge 2010 750ml

Rated 100 - At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto is as good as it gets. Following some of the most...
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E. Guigal Hermitage 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Showing even better than last year, the 2011 Hermitage shows the more exuberant, sexy and sunny nature of the vintage to a T. Toasted...
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Elderton Shiraz 2012 750ml

Rated 92+ - Deep garnet-purple colored and just gorgeous on the nose, with intense floral and black fruit notes plus some menthol and dusty earth...
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Elderton Shiraz Command Barossa 2009 750ml

Rated 94+ - Deep garnet, the nose of the still youthful 2009 Command Shiraz reveals a lot of oak with a good core of cedar, black berry preserves,...
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Elderton Shiraz Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer 2010 750ml

Rated 93+ - The 2010 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and a fragrant potpourri, kirsch and black berry aromas with a...
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Eq Syrah 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - More and more they see barrels as porous containers rather than source of aromas for the wines, and the 2012 Syrah EQ does not show any...
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Finca Vallegarcia Syrah 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - From their vineyards in Retuerta de Bullaque, Toledo, comes the 2011 Vallegarcía Syrah from seven hectares of the Rhône variety pruned...

Syrah/Shiraz & Syrah Blends

The most important grape of the Northern Rhone Valley, Syrah is quickly becoming one of the most noted grapes planted in America. America's best bottlings hail from the Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Syrah displays a spicy blend of black pepper and raspberries, with dark fruit undertones; full-bodied with smoke, tar and tannins. It is made into a few magnificent varietally labeled wines, but is also often the base grape for Rhone-style blends. There are those who believe that the Napa Valley should be planted mostly to Syrah, for it thrives in warm growing regions. In Australia, where it is the most-planted red variety, and in South Africa, the grape is known as Shiraz. While viticulturally identical with Syrah, Shiraz grown in Australia is typically sweeter and riper, with more chocolately notes than pepper and spices.