Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2012 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Syrah

Alright, let me go ahead and clear the air by saying that as of Monday I distribute this wine in Kansas. Got a pallet of this, and a few other Andrew Murray labels in the warehouse earlier this week. If you consider that a conflict of interest, then feel free to take this blog entry with a grain of salt.

The 2012 Andrew Murray Vineyards Tous les Jours Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley is Andrew's "everyday" Syrah sourced from vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Beautiful, completely saturated purple color with very Northern Rhone-like aromatics of smoked meat, black pepper, wintergreen and ripe blackberry.Tart blackberry and black peppercorn notes on the palate with moderate tannins and mouth-watering acidity that makes you long for the next sip. Drink sooner rather than later. Paired beautifully with a grilled flat iron steak topped with an exotic charmoula sauce. Fantastic value at $16.

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