Russell 2013 Russian River Valley Sonoma County Syrah

Pardon The Punctuation... looking for the perfect wine gift under $30?  Look no further than this killer Syrah from Russell Vineyards.  A wine that will punch your pallet with jammy fruit, pepper, and delicious tannins. Hints of vanilla will give you the finish you want from this food friendly Syrah.  At $29.99 a bottle you can't go wrong.  Here's a link to pick up a bottle here.  If you happen to live by a Whole Foods in northern California you may be able to pick one up in person. Here's a wine you can drink today or lay down for 10 years.

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Wine Review: Hedges Family Estate 2012 Descendants Liegeois Dupont SyrahWine Review: Hedges Family Estate 2012 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Syrah

Pardon the Punctuation…I had no idea a wine from Washington could conjure the Rhone Valley. Hedges Family Estate wines do just that. Their 2012 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Syrah is a stunning example of the magical fruit from Washington’s Red Mountain. Aged 100% barrel aged for an average of 12 months in 52% new oak and 48% older oak, this wine is dark, viscus, and spicy. Right away you taste blackberry, and allspice. The wine is ready to drink now or could go a few more years. I’d have trouble aging it because it’s delicious. The only bad thing is I don’t have a case of it in my cellar. Perfect with grilled meats or on it’s own. At under $30 this is a steal of a wine. If it were from Napa you’d expect to pay upwards of $60 for a wine of a similar caliber.