A Killer Single Vineyard Sonoma Syrah for $17

September 27, 2016 High End Values  No comments

baldassari_syrah_nolanThere are less great wine deals than there were 4-5 years ago.  That fact, combined with my increasingly picky taste in wine, means that when you see a post about a great deal on this blog, you can rest assured the wine is noteworthy.  That said, there are great wines available at every price point and there should be no need for qualifiers like”it’s good for the price”.  Here is a great example:

Fans of cool-climate Syrah are going to want to check out this excellent single vineyard from Sonoma’s Bennet Valley.  This cool climate growing region is a sweet spot for Syrah and Baldassari has nailed it with their 2013 from Nolan Vineyard.

This shows like a slightly riper St. Joseph with a deep purple color, beautiful black pepper on the nose and notes of smoked meat with a nice mix of blue and red fruit on the palate.  A wonderfully balanced wine, this Syrah is only further evidence that American consumers are missing out on some spectacular wines (and values) by largely ignoring Syrah.  It’s not easy to find handmade, top-notch wine at the under $20 price point.  This wine is sold at the winery for $29, and it’s worth that and more.  At $17, it’s a no-brainer.

Buy Here:  2013 Baldassari Syrah Nolan Vineyard $17.95

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