• JD 96
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Moving to the three Hermitage releases, the 2020 Hermitage Domaine Des Tourettes offers a deep, saturated purple hue as well as a powerful bouquet of scorched earth, creosote, peppered meat, liquid violets, and both black...

    Reg: $109.94 $99.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 95
    • WA 95
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 95 points

    Inky violet color. Heady, smoke- and spice-tinged cherry, blueberry, peony and incense aromas show excellent clarity; mineral and cured meat notes build with aeration. Juicy and energetic, especially in the context of the...

    Reg: $74.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 95
    • VN 94
    • WA 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    The 2016 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard has classic Rhône-inspired markers of savory cured meats, black pepper, lavender, and black plum. It displays richness without weight and has fine structure throughout. Drink 2022-2035.

    Reg: $69.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 100
    • JA 96
    jamessuckling.com, 100 points

    I’ve never before smelled a wine like this. The captivating aromas are amazing, with lavender, sage, dried potpourri, blackberries, tar, pepper and black licorice. Full-bodied with super tannins that fan out and caress...

    Reg: $129.94 $119.94
    12 in Pre-Arrival
    • TRR 95
    • VN 94
    • W&S 94
    The Real Review, 95 points

    Deep, dense purple/red colour, with concentrated chocolate and plum aromas and flavours, a fair degree of oak but not overdone, and a trace of reduction on the early nose. Dense, powerful, concentrated but all things in...

    Reg: $59.94 $38.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 99
    • DC 98
    • VN 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 99 points

    My favorite release from this estate is consistently their Les Bessards Hermitage, and their 2019 is no exception. Coming from the western part and pure broken granite soils on the west side of this magical hill, it...

    Reg: $249.94 $219.94
    8 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 95
    • WA 94
    • VN 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    As with almost all of the Syrahs here, the 2020 Syrah The Deal was not destemmed, saw an extended maceration, and spent 18 months in 40% new French puncheons. Deep ruby/purple-hued, it has an incredibly floral perfume of...

    Reg: $34.94 $29.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 98
    • JS 97
    • JD 95
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 96-98 points) Glass-staining purple. Assertively perfumed cassis, cherry liqueur, fruitcake and floral aromas take on espresso, olive and smoky bacon accents with aeration. Juicy, chewy and energetic on the palate...

    Reg: $209.94 $179.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 96
    • JD 95
    • WA 94
    Vinous, 96 points

    (VN 94-96 points) Inky violet. A wild, smoke- and spice-accented bouquet evokes kirsch, cassis, smoked meat, olive and succulent herbs, with mineral and floral notes emerging as the wine opens up. Firm, sharply etched...

    Reg: $79.94 $64.94
    4 in stock
    • JS 95
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    All of the classic Cote-Rotie aromas (leather, smoked bacon, spices and black cherry) pour from the glass of this rich and fleshy wine. Very silky texture, in spite of the generous, fine tannins, which build beautifully...

    Reg: $99.94 $89.94
    22 in Pre-Arrival
    • WE 96
    • WA 96
    Wine Enthusiast, 96 points

    This is cool-climate Syrah at its finest, full of energy, umami and spice. Concentrated aromas of boysenberry and white and black pepper make a juicy nose. The palate wraps generous, complex flavors of berry, rosemary and...

    Reg: $44.94 $39.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    • WA 94
    Vinous, 95 points

    (VN 93-95 points) Full, bright-rimmed violet. Highly fragrant cherry and black raspberry scents, along with suggestions of pipe tobacco, olive, peony and baking spices. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering...

    Reg: $69.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • WA 93
    • VN 92
    • JS 92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points

    (93+ points) Seemingly refined by the additional elevage since I reviewed a barrel sample last year, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a big, rich, dark-fruited and almost tarry effort, but this...

    Reg: $39.94 $32.94
    24+ in stock
    • HWC 95
    • WS 94
    • VN 94
    Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points

    Shiraz sourced from old vineyards in the Barossa (Krondorf, Tanunda, Marananga, Ebenezer and Moppa) and the Eden Valley. Vibrant and pure at heart with deep black plum, black cherry and boysenberry fruits, plentiful...

    Reg: $39.94 $34.94
    18 in stock
    • JD 98
    • VN 95
    • WS 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Lastly, the 2020 Syrah The Contender checks in as an interesting mix of 98% Syrah and 2% Marsanne. This full-bodied, deep, layered rock star of a Syrah has smoky, meaty, game aromatics, a dense, textured mid-palate...

    Reg: $99.94 $94.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • JD 93
    • JS 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    (VN 92-94 points) Shimmering ruby. Expressive, spice-accented red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of olive, espresso and candied flowers. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet...

    Reg: $37.94 $31.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 96
    • WE 95
    • JD 95
    Vinous, 96 points

    The 2019 Syrah Estate has 2% Viognier co-fermented and underwent 18% whole-cluster fermentation. Dark currants, coffee grounds and violets all fill the nose, along with herbal undertones. The densely concentrated palate...

    Reg: $119.94 $89.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 98
    • VN 98
    • WA 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Last of the 2018s, the 2018 Hermitage Ex Voto shows a riper, more sunny profile and has a killer nose of ripe blackberries, cassis, spice, game, woodsmoke, and bacon fat. The tannins from Hermitage always have a different...

    Reg: $425.00 $375.00
    6 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 97
    • VN 95
    • JS 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    The 2020 Syrah In The Rocks sees slightly more Viognier and is a co-fermented blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier. Its ruby/plum color is followed by a more mineral-laced, masculine Syrah offering ample red and black...

    Reg: $99.94 $94.94
    24 in stock
    • WA 95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    (92-95 points) I tasted from two barrels seemingly destined for the 2018 Saint Joseph les Pierres. One was full-bodied, plush and long, with notes of mocha and black cherries, while the other showed explosive red fruit...

    Reg: $64.94 $54.94
    7 in stock
    • VN 96
    • JD 95
    • JS 95
    Vinous, 96 points

    (96+ points) The 2020 Syrah Foothills Reserve wafts up with a darkly alluring blend of salt-cured meat with black olive, white pepper and grilled sage. This opens with a pretty inner sweetness, quickly contrasted by a...

    Reg: $99.94 $94.94
    24 in stock
    • W&S 95
    • VN 94
    • WA 93
    Wine & Spirits, 95 points

    Chad Melville’s estate-grown syrah leans on the Estrella River clone, a selection that’s late to bloom and late to ripen—it is typically harvested in November, the whole clusters submitted to a cold soak, native...

    Reg: $44.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • JS 94
    • WA 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    Glass-staining ruby. An expansive bouquet evokes blue fruit preserves, potpourri and olive paste, and a hint of smoky bacon builds in the glass. A vibrant mineral nuance adds energetic lift to sappy boysenberry...

    Reg: $89.94 $69.94
    8 in stock
    • VN 95
    • WA 94
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 95 points

    Opaque ruby. Mineral-accented blackberry, cherry, smoked meat and olive aromas show fine detail and a spicy black pepper flourish. Energetic cherry and red and dark berry flavors are complemented by a candied violet...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 99
    • VN 94
    jamessuckling.com, 99 points

    Wild herbs with a grilled tarragon note, white pepper and violets to the blue fruit and black cherries. A hint of iodine and seaweed. Concentrated and really refined on the palate with super polished tannins. Ultra-long...

    Reg: $119.94 $109.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 98
    • JD 98
    • WA 97
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 96-98 points) Opaque magenta. Displays an array of fresh red and dark fruit, floral and spice qualities on the intensely perfumed nose, along with building mineral and succulent herb notes. Vibrant and silky in...

    Reg: $174.94 $144.94
    8 in stock
    • JS 98
    • JD 94
    • VN 92
    jamessuckling.com, 98 points

    Layered aromas of plums, black cherries, leather, bark and iron. Full-bodied with a lot of nuance. Firm, gripping tannins. Dried roses and crushed blackberries mix with dark, mineral complexity, leaving a buzz on the...

    Reg: $44.94 $39.94
    22 in stock
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    • WS 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    Dark violet color. Ripe dark berries, pungent flowers, licorice and cracked pepper on the expressive nose. Juicy and broad on entry, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry and baking spice flavors and a sweetening...

    Reg: $54.94 $44.94
    2 in stock
    • VN 94
    • JD 91
    • WA 91
    Vinous, 94 points

    The 2018 Syrah impresses for its precision and nuance. There is plenty of the textural richness readers have come to expect from Pride, but that is balanced by striking aromatic definition and presence. Floral accents...

    Reg: $64.94 $59.94
    1 in stock
    • JD 97
    • WS 95
    • VN 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    (97+ points) Based on 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier from the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2019 Syrah In The Rocks is another reductive, tight wine that will benefit from bottle age. Ripe blackberries, black...

    Reg: $104.94 $99.94
    24+ in stock
 

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