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RJ Selection of the Day: Delicious, Mature, Cool Climate Syrah

Today’s offer is an incredible buy on a mature, savory, cool climate Syrah–the 2009 Clary Ranch. This delicious, complex bottling is available for only $22, and drinks like mature Syrahs from the Northern Rhone selling for two or three times that.
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California Chardonnay Entering Its Golden Age?

A number of Golden State Chardonnays I’ve sampled in recent months has me thinking there are now a host of appealing, balanced and complex California Chardonnays available. Hallelujah! Maybe California’s most widely planted grape has at last entered its golden era. Continue reading

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Syrah: The Rodney Dangerfield of Wine

Syrah is a black grape that, unlike Pinot Noir, is relatively easy to grow and to make great wines from. Unfortunately, while it is a grape that is popular with winemakers, and there are many very well made and reasonably priced bottlings on the market, it has yet to gain much respect among U.S. consumers. Continue reading

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