Advanced Wine Search and Wine Price Comparison

Post a wine review

Enter the name and vintage of the wine you want to review
Wine:     Vintage:        


Recently reviewed wines

Narrow Results

By Country
Australia (181)
Chile (5)
France (11)
USA (147)


By Varietal
Syrah (344)
jorray
jorray
2006 - Mollydooker The Boxer
Snuffles experience!
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
June 2007: LIVE Rating: this is dark almost opaque in the glass. The aroma of purple cream, just like the 2005. On the palate, there is a burst of multiple flavors. Plums, chocolate, cream. These are moving across the palate, and moving through time with the tannins. Oh, yes, I'll stay with this, and drink more than I should. 5 stars.This wine was tasted as part of a Mollydooker Tasting Dinner - 2006 Vintage.--------------------------------------------------July 2007: Tasted again from a full bottle at home: Still perfectly opaque in the glass, turning purple just at the rim. The violets and cream nose shows just a touch of light milk chocolate too. A bit of alcohol heat pumps out in the aroma this time, since the bottle is at a warm room temperature, having just come off a UPS truck. This nose is like a pleasant dream. But the good thing is, you'll wake up to a sip!On the palate, you get that chocolate-covered, plumy-sweet grape sensation all over your mouth... top, bottom, sides... the intense, deep fruit stands up to the 16.0% alcohol and lasts and lasts and lasts. No change to the five stars out of five rating. Best wine value on the planet, in one man's opinion.Remember Snuffles the dog who loved dog biscuits on Quick Draw McGraw... he would float down from the ceiling hugging himself after being fed one of those magic biscuits. Well I'm Snuffles and this is the biscuit...More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com
jorray
jorray
2006 - R Winery Suxx Shiraz
SUXX doesn't!
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Hmmm, interesting label; the SUXX Shiraz hails from R Winery. Well, let's see if it lives up to its name.In the glass, SUXX Shiraz pours a deep purple red - almost opaque. Nose is rich and deep of candied cherry.On the palate, a deep, bold, fully-coated flavor of dark chocolate-covered cherries. Alcohol is noticeable (not surprising at 15.9%) and it carries the slightly furry fruit into the corners of your mouth. Not huge character, but a robust, hedonistic sip. Since I'd stick with it for a day, that's four stars out of five. At its modest price, that puts it in my best value category.So I have to say, for the record, SUXX doesn't.But WARNING, I'm obviously a fan of bold Aussie shiraz, and I haven't had one in awhile. I am not comparing this to a reference wine, so absence may not only make the heart grow fonder, but the rating higher.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
jorray
jorray
2006 - Yellow Tail Shiraz
Extraordinary for the price
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star
This is the second in my "take one for the team" series of reviews of Yellow Tail wines, an Australian line that checks in at the "practically free" price point. My earlier review was of the Yellow Tail Merlot, a good - though not great - value.This time we'll check out the Yellow Tail Shiraz, vintage 2006. In the glass, it does show a deep purple magenta, not quite opaque. In the glass, a black raspberry and prune candy aroma pumps out, quite sweet in its tone and reminding me somewhat of the Juan Gil Jumilla from Spain.On the palate, there is a furry, lightly oaked dark fruit as the first note, hitting squarely in the mid-mouth. A sweetness and modest tannic cloak circulates the flavors into the rest of your jaw. Just a slight touch of acids joins the tannins and fruit for a balanced finish. Three full stars out of five. Extraordinary for the price. Since the three stars *** are two notches higher than the price category $, this qualifies as a great value. No surprise that this is such a big seller.More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com.
Mike P.
Mike P.
2007 - Dain Wines Syrah The Smart Set, White Hawk Vineyard
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

If there had been a single best $20 STEAL avalable ANYWHERE. I would like to try it. Until then, I say this is possibly the best deal I have made all year (And I made some good deals).

Medium garnet in color, the nose is all white pepper, forest floor, cranberries, cherries, and pomegranate, all intense. All in balance. The palate reveals a lush mouth feel of cranberry, pomegranate, Bing cherries, red plums, raspberries, fresh grated white pepper, wild lowers and wow. The balance is incredible. Perfect acidic conveyor belt whisping this forward to nirvana.
Unbef-ingbelievable. A super long finish and Dain's your uncle. (95 pts.)

Mike P.
Mike P.
1992 - Penfolds Grange Hermitage
Nov 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star

Crumbly cork.

Still dark with nary a inkling of age. A nose of flower petals, lavender and calla-lilies which only got better as this sat in my glass for a hour plus. The palate had a wonderful depth of fruits: some black cherry, creme de Cassi's, and red plum. There was a lilty graphite note which was meshed beautifully with some lavender, tar, and earth, good earth that is. An extremely elegant, delicate and lovely wine with super balance and class. A minute plus on the back. This came out of the gate a winner and never fell behind. Wow. WOTF & WOTN 95pts

Cory G.
Cory G.
2006 - Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Aug 28, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Dark red / purple with a brilliant pink to clear rim.  The nose features intense, brambly ripe raspberry, black cherry, and wild blackberry seesawing back and forth with spicy black pepper, all under a soft layer of violets.  The deep, juciy fruit is accentuated on the palate by flavors of tar, and a hint of red grape skins.  Muscular & dense, the long finish sticks with you for 90+ seconds.
Cory G.
Cory G.
2005 - Hazyblur Shiraz
Jul 15, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Very dark red, almost black, with a bright pink rim.  Incredibly multilayered nose that you can feel go into your head and down your throat!  Intoxicating nose of dusty, sweet cherry and blueberry, dark flowers, ample spice, a hint of wood, pork fat, and a tiny bit of powdered chocolate.  On the palate it's huge and lush, filling the mouth with velvety flavors.  The finish lasts for over a minute with a sweetness balanced by ample acid that's quite pleasing.  Any tannins are very soft.  This is an opulent, delicious wine with personality.
Tim A.
Tim A.
2004 - Schild Estate Shiraz
Jul 04, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Cory G.
Cory G.
2007 - Story, Herman Syrah Nuts & Bolts
Jun 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Very dark red with a shiny pink rim.  Thick, sweet, and fruit on the nose with elements of white pepper, cured meats, mushroom, spice, blueberries, liquer, and a touch of plum.  The palate explodes with pepper & sweet tea.  At 16.1% alcohol I thought the finish would be much hotter than it is, but it helps give it a tremendous length.
Alex L.
Alex L.
2006 - Rudius Syrah Alder Springs West Block
Jun 30, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
Deep dark ruby core with a dull red rim. Aromas of saddle leather, all-spice, and cardamom followed by dark cherry, chocolate, and citrus zest. Earthy on the mid-palate with some truffle, candied red fruits, and dried herbs. Medium finish
Cory G.
Cory G.
2006 - Novy Family Wines Syrah
Jun 15, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Tasted blind.  Medium-dark red with a pink rim.  Some purple tones with lots of spicy, crackling pepper.  Some stemmy flavors on the palate (showing its youth) with good earth.  Very nice!
Cory G.
Cory G.
2006 - Lucia Syrah Susan's Hill
Apr 08, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
An amazing dark purple.  And I mean DARK and I mean PURPLE.  Ripe fruit with incredible concentration, it took a lot of swirling to get that white pepper to come out.  Soft on the palate with deep blackberry fruit.  Highly recommended.
Cory G.
Cory G.
2006 - Lucia Syrah Garys Vineyard
Apr 08, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Very dark red with dark pink rim.  Loads of pepper, blackberries, spice rub, and spoke with some beautiful dark flower aromas on the nose.  Soft on the palate with red and dark fruits, this wine evolved over the couple hours I tasted it.  Quite delicious and highly recommended.
Cory G.
Cory G.
2004 - Terlato Syrah
Mar 06, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
Super bright pinkish red color to a clear rim. Medium aromas of dark cherry and blackberry with no real noticeable spice or pepper, which I guess makes sense for the Dry Creek Valley. Medium dark cherry and blackberry flavors continue onto the palate with some added chocolate and some plum on the finish. Nice and balanced. (0 views)
Cory G.
Cory G.
2006 - Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Feb 26, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Another blockbuster wine from Chapoutier.  Dark red with some purple tones all the way to the rim, the nose us unmistakably syrah with blackberry jam and black pepper.  The flavors continue onto the palate with a nice, comforting sweetness in the middle.  Hints of anise continue with the peppery characteristics into the long, long finish.  This wine is made from the oldest vines in Côte-Rôtie at the top of the Northern Rhone and is unfiltered/unfined and will age gracefully.
John  S.
John S.
2007 - Melville Syrah Estate Verna's
Killer Cali Value Syrah
Feb 20, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
I am a big syrah fan and this wine did not disappoint especially for the price.  This wine has a dark ruby color that is almost purple.  The nose is loaded with pure ripe black fruits, almost like smelling a basket of fresh blackberries in the summertime.  This wine is clearly very young and will definitely get better with a bit of age.  On the palate blackberry, raspberry, bacon, and herbs. The wine coats your mouth and has ripe, sweet tanins.  If you are a fan of Saxum and big reds like that this will surely please.
John  S.
John S.
2006 - Copain Wines Syrah L'Hiver
Beautiful Cool Climate Cali Syrah Value!
Feb 20, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine has a deep, dark ruby color and a slightly lighter ruby rim.  On the nose subtle notes of of blackberry, casis, lavender, pine and licorice.  Once in the mouth bright black fruits, a bit of bananna, a stony, rocky component and a slight touch of oak This has a medium plus to long finish that is clean and pure.  A great value from a consistent producer.
Yves L.
Yves L.
2002 - Jaboulet Aine, Paul Hermitage la Petite Chapelle
Jan 19, 2009
1 star
John  S.
John S.
2007 - Neyers Syrah Old Lakeville Road
Jan 16, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star
Very Dark Purple almost inky in color.  A very pretty nose of Blackberry, Violet, Blueberry, and Lavender.  This wine is very young and looks like it has the potential to age well based on the wines acidity.  On the palate copius amounts of black fruits and a nice smoky, meaty, character.Nice!

  Page  of 18  

Spider Trap