The smooth and smoky Excelsior Syrah from South Africa.85% Syrah and 15% Petit Verdot from Robertson, South Africa. 40% of the wine … [Read more...]
The Best Syrah Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
"If you were stranded on a desert island and could only drink one variety of wine for the rest of your life, what would it be?" An unlikely scenario for sure, but this is a question I've been asked many times. My answer, without a moment's hesitation, has always been Syrah. It is one of my very favorite varieties of wine - one of the reasons being its ability to be expressed in so many different styles.
The Syrah grape is probably most well known in the Northern Rhone region of France where it produces some of that country's most iconic wines. The variety is grown throughout the world; however, with excellent warm and cool climate examples throughout California and Washington. Chile, Australia, South Africa and even New Zealand are producing some great inexpensive examples of the variety as well.
One other note, while Syrah is technically the same grape as Shiraz, the name typically denotes a different style of wine (which we also love). Grown primarily in Australia, you can find all our recommended Shiraz picks here.
Read on for our list of The Best Syrah Under $20!
It's still plenty good just not quite up to the high standard of previous vintages, the Trader Joe's Reserve Paso Robles Syrah Lot … [Read more...]
From a part of the Rhone we don't see a lot of here comes a fantastic example of a favorite variety, the Ferraton Pere et Fils Saint-Joseph … [Read more...]
A fantastic wine for under $15 from M. Chapoutier, the Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge.50% Grenache, 40% … [Read more...]
Despite the low cost, there's nothing manufactured about the Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Red made from organically grown grapes.60% … [Read more...]
Savory, meaty and downright delicious, the Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Cotes-du-Roussillon Villages from Michel Chapoutier.60% … [Read more...]