Category Archives: Syrah

July Tasting Results in October…Whoops

July was a slow month.  August saw a trip to Ireland plus a new job for Chris.  September Chris traveled 3 out of 4 weeks. Now it’s October and we’re back and finishing off our July tasting and getting into … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Merlot, Red Wine, Syrah, USA

July Tasting: The Representatives from Washington St.

We decided in the beginning of the month to celebrate a month of America (because of the 4th) with some wines from Washington.  At first pass, it was kinda tough to source WA wine by ourselves, so we reached out … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Bordeaux Blend, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah, USA

Sons & Daughters Honoring Fathers

Since our Dads were either 150 miles away playing golf or 2,500 miles away watching baseball, we celebrated them with Father from Saarloos & Sons. We’ve mentioned Saarloos before on our favorites page.  Their wines have a strong family focus … Continue reading

Syrah, USA

June Tasting Results: Syrah at 6,000 ft.

We timed our June tasting with a trip to Tahoe with 4 friends and 2 new friends. Rather than let our open bottles sit on our lonely counter for a week as we slowly consumed them, we wanted to share … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Syrah

June Tasting Selection: And the Winner Is…

After a barn-burning vote, and by barn-burning I mean me bugging people to give me their opinion, we have a selection for our June tasting.  Facebook was involved, as was email, and eventually a Virginia quarter spun on a table.  … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Syrah

Carhartt Winery: Backyard Watering Hole

Carhartt Winery is located in downtown Los Olivos, right on the corner as you turn in from Route 154.  It’s almost hidden under a handful of large shady trees along the sidewalk.  It’s an unassuming building (on the road to … Continue reading

Merlot, Rhone, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, USA

Curtis Winery: The Bachelor & Chocolate Truffles

It’s good to be a Firestone. On one hand, you own Curtis Winery, producing Rhone style wines since 1995. On the other hand, you got to appear on The Bachelor (Season 3 for those who are counting), propose to a … Continue reading

Grenache, Mourvèdre, Rhone, Roussanne, Santa Barbara, Syrah, USA, Viogner

Hi-yo Wine! Rhone Rangers 2011

Over the weekend we stopped by the Rhone Rangers 14th Annual SF Wine Tasting event at Fort Mason. It’s a great event — 100 wineries showcasing 500+ wines bred from Rhone varietals. There was Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Carignan, Mourvedre, Roussanne.  … Continue reading

France, Red Wine, Rhone, Syrah, Wine Events

French Silk Syrah Cabernet ’08

I’m a sucker for design, branding, and presentation especially with wine bottles.  This usually means I shun the silly logos or labels stuck in the 1980s, but I couldn’t resist the packaging of French Silk Syrah Cabernet (another BevMo $0.05 … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Red Wine, Syrah