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Some call it Syrah, some call it Shiraz. Regardless, this is one interesting grape.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite 

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money


Zonte's Footstep Shiraz "Lake Doctor" Langhorne Creek, Aus. '14  **1/2  $ VALUE

How could a budget shiraz taste this good?  Dynamic and enjoyable. 

Maison les Alexandrins, Northern Rhone '17 **  $ VALUE

A dollop of white viognier lightens this easy drinking spicy syrah.

Cline Family Cellars Syrah, Sonoma Coast '18  *1/2 $ GOOD VALUE

Young, but already showing good fruit, pesky tannins, good acidity.

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.