Dragonette Cellars 2014 Santa Ynez Valley MJM Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Long on the gamy richness of Syrah but boasting a wealth of intense, very deep, blackberry fruit and growing increasingly complex as it unfolds in the glass, Dragonette’s MJM is a fleshy, full-bodied working that is fit with a fine spine of well-integrated tannin, and, while no shrinking violet, it is a carefully crafted wine of controlled richness and never threatens to be too much of a good thing. For all of its explicit character, it has plenty of room in which to grow, and pulling its cork before another four or five years have passed will be doing so well before it has reached its very considerable best. 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points, The Wine Advocate 93 Points, Connoiseurs’ Guide to California Wine, March 2018 Final Blend: 94% Syrah, 5% Grenache, 1% Viognier Case Production: Only 475 cases produced Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 15 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%

Price: $73.00

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Dragonette Cellars 2015 Santa Ynez Valley Seven Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: On the nose, fresh blueberries, blackberries, mulberries and black plums, with smoked bacon, bison steaks, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbs and campfire smoke (wow!).  On the palate this wine is explosive with waves of blackberries, smoky fennel, graphite, camphor, red eart and citrus. Significant tannins and solid acidity. Still very young, the wine finishes long with lively citrus notes and stony mineral notes, fresh and dried fruits, and red roses. 93 Points, Robert Parker 92 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, March 2018 91 Points, Wine Spectator Final Blend: 93% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 1% Viognier Case Production: Only 350 cases produced Pair With: grilled meats and vegetables, braised beef, Osso Buco, ribs, chicken, lamb, aged hard cheeses Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3-5 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.4% Uncork this special wine club delivery and experience the best of Santa Ynez Valley.

Price: $43.00

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Carucci Wines 2014 Slide Hill Vineyard Edna Valley Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Tightly wound, age-worthy wine, full of black pepper, tar, violet and dense black currants on the nose. The tart black-plum skins, boysenberry and purple flower notes on the sip need time to develop as do the squeaky tannins, but tons of potential greatness awaits. 92 Points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast Final Blend: 100% Syrah Case Production: Only 144 cases produced Pair With: Lamb, or salt and pepper beef rib, smoked low and slow over post oak Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 16 years Alcohol by Volume: 14% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $41.00

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Terre Rouge 2011 Sierra Foothills Syrah

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Ascent® is Terre Rouge’s elegant signature wine marked by deeply concentrated aromas of spicy fruit. On the palate, enjoy meaty Syrah flavors and notes of smoky wood, exotic spices and minerals. The texture is plush and silky. Fine tannins and great structure promise an ageworthy wine. 94 points, Purely Domestic Wine Report 92 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90 points, Wine & Spirits 90 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine Final Blend: 100% Syrah Case Production: Only 200 cases produced Pair With: Grilled leg of lamb with green olive tapenade, eggplant and goat cheese tart Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 3 years

Price: $90.00

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