GRAPE: Syrah REGION: Saint-Joseph COUNTRY: France AVE PRICE: $30

I was jonesing for a red yesterday after a long streak of mainly white, orange, and sparkling. It cooled down quite a bit last night making this a perfect re-introduction to reds. The Faury smells and taste of a beautiful spicy orgy of pepper, meats, and herbs. Considering how it’s dark and heavy in the glass but hits your mouth quite light. And all you tannin sissies can relax, they’re fine and will treat your mouth gently. It’s delicious. It has definitely put syrah back on my radar.

WEB: Domaine Faury


Government Warnings on Wine


GRAPE: Listed Below APP: Sierra Foothills COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: $24

2015 Jambalaia Rouge @laclarinefarm

Government Warning!? When has a government ever told the truth?

What this warning should read is the following: When slightly chilled this bottle of wine could cause extreme happiness. You may be inspired to improvise amazing acts of kindness. You may feel the urge to kiss strangers, feed stray animals, and help old people cross the street (good luck with that last one in LA). Other risks include; dancing, singing, laughing, and prolonged erection. It’s delicious, it’s affordable.

What’s in it? 59% Mourvedre, 21% Marsanne, 15% Grenache and 5% Syrah.

WEB: La Clarine Farm

Government Warnings on Wine

Ripe for revolution, 2013 Kerloo Syrah


GRAPE: Syrah APP: Walla Walla Valley COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: Sold Out!

Another generous gift from @orshi.kiss but in all honesty this is the one that was making me nervous, y’all know how much I love hot super ripe fruit. But I forced myself to approach this with an open mind and tried very hard not to be a dick, not so easy for me. So here is what I did. I opened the bottle early on and poured some into a glass with a large mouth and slapped a slight chill on it bringing the temp down ever so slightly. I salted and peppered a skirt steak pan seared it medium rare, leaving just enough juicy blood. I poured the wine into a proper glass while the steak rested, I swirled and swirled. With an open mind, I placed my nose into the glass. Peppery, smoky, and some violets, not offensive at all. Good job, Michael. I cut my meat. Slapped it on a plate and sat down. Took a bite of steak, put the glass to my lips and walla! The perfectly seared bitterness of the exterior of the steak, the slightly bloody interior with the beautiful ripeness of the fruit and bloody minerality was a pleasure. I need to stop generalizing about certain styles of wine that I believe I won’t like, I’m most likely missing out on something special like the 2013 @RyanKerloo Les Collines, Syrah from Walla Walla Valley, Washington State.

WEB: Kerloo Cellars

Ripe for revolution, 2013 Kerloo Syrah