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Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours Santa Ynez Valley 2012

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89 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Inky ruby. Dark berries, violet and woodsmoke on the deeply pitched nose. Brighter red fruits come up on the palate, which shows good energy and focus. Appealingly sweet and open-knit, with strong finishing punch and gentle tannic grip. (Nov/Dec 2013)

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Andrew Murray Vineyards:
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love wit... Read more
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love with Syrah that he overstayed his planned three months by almost a year. When he returned home, he earned a degree in viticulture and oenology from U.C. D avis and started his eponymous vineyard and winery, working with growers who mirrored his passion for excellence. He found vineyard owners who matched his desire for perfection, and who farmed their vines to ruinously low yields with the most advanced viticultural methods. Andrew’s razor sharp vision can be surmised succinctly in the company motto, “Handcrafted wines from steep hillside vineyards, planted exclusively to Rhône Varieties.” All of the focus, passion, and dedication have paid off. Today, Andrew Murray Vineyards is considered, “One of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries,” by Robert Parker,Jr. and the editors of Food and Wine magazine were in agreement when they named Andrew as the “Tastemaker Of the Year” in 2004. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours Santa Ynez Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
10/06/2014

Intense and complex on the nose with cracked black pepper, violet, roasted beef, hints of mushroom and root beer and a lovely, funky, gamy base notes. Bright on entry even if this lacks a touch of acids. A fairly big wine with wonderfully fresh flavors of black fruit, hints of currants and plums, with savory almost peppery accent notes and deep savory, green olive and green cardamom pod nuance on the palate. This is fairly seamless and while fruit driven not fruity per se. The tannins really refresh the palate and the wine shows fine length on the subtly spicy and persistently fruity in that gamy sort of way that Syrah sticks around on the palate. This fills the mouth and while it’s big it’s not terribly weighty, though it does need some pretty intense foods to pair with it. With this delicate yet intense fruit I’d love to try this with my stand-by Pinot ready Salmon dish, roasted with sundried tomatoes and chipotles. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.40 5
10/06/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,757
3.50 5
05/08/2016

This sat well and the wine has "married" up to create a more seamless juice. Blueberry, blackberry and a touch of dirt, white pepper and licorice are front and center. Recommend Italian beef sandwiches with mince horseradish/sour cream blend, red onions, sliced tomato on a toasted split bun. Drink now - Paul 88 points


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,983
3.50 5
01/19/2014

Dark fruit balanced with nice acidity and a touch of spice. Everything you could want in a Syrah. I'll be buying more of this wine. Great value.


Snooth User: minocencio
1383861749
3.50 5
10/31/2013

Great value


External Reviews for Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours Santa Ynez Valley

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Ripe and fleshy, a pleasurable wine with grapey wild berry and black cherry fruit that firms up on the finish, with a chewy edge to the tannins.-From Wine Spectator



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89 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Inky ruby. Dark berries, violet and woodsmoke on the deeply pitched nose. Brighter red fruits come up on the palate, which shows good energy and focus. Appealingly sweet and open-knit, with strong finishing punch and gentle tannic grip. (Nov/Dec 2013)

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