Alphabetical Guide to California Rhône-Style Wines

Alphabetical Guide to California Rhône-Style Wines
Perched on the east-facing slopes of Mount Veeder, Lagier Meredith’s Syrah vineyards date back to 1998 and 2001.
From the May 31, 2021, issue

These 201 wines were tasted by Tim Fish for the California Rhône tasting report in the May 31, 2021, issue of Wine Spectator magazine. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and his recommended wines, read "Open Range." WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ADOBE ROAD
Grenache Dry Creek Valley Famighetti Vineyards 2017 90 $48
ADOBE ROAD
Syrah Dry Creek Valley Famighetti Vineyards 2017 90 $55
ALBAN
Pandora Seymour's Vineyard Edna Valley 2016 95 $160
Syrah Edna Valley Lorraine Alban Estate 2016 95 $180
Syrah Edna Valley Patrina Alban Estate 2017 93 $48
Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate 2016 95 $98
ALMA DE CATTLEYA
Sonoma County 2019 92 $27
AMPELOS
Syrache Sigma: The Sum Ampelos Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills 2017 86 $28
ANCIENT PEAKS
Renegade Santa Margarita Ranch 2017 89 $26
ARGOT
Syrah Sonoma County 2018 93 $60
BECKMEN
Cuvee Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley 2018 87 $25
BEDROCK
Ode to Lucien California 2019 93 $50
Syrah California 2019 90 $28
Syrah California Calico 2019 90 $60
BENOVIA
Grenache Sonoma Mountain 2017 90 $45
ROBERT BIALE
Petite Sirah Napa Valley Royal Punishers 2017 91 $48
BIEN NACIDO ESTATE
Syrah Santa Maria Valley 2018 88 $60
BROWN ESTATE
Chaos Theory Napa Valley 2018 88 $40
BUCKLIN
Grenache Sonoma Valley Otto's Old Hill Ranch 2018 87 $40
BUENA VISTA
The Sheriff Sonoma County 2017 89 $40
CALCAREOUS
Grenache Paso Robles 2018 91 $50
Moose Paso Robles 2018 93 $56
Syrah Paso Robles Devil's Canyon 2018 94 $56
Trés Violet Paso Robles 2018 93 $56
CALIZA
Azimuth Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 91 $60
Grenache Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 92 $65
Syrah Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 94 $65
CARLISLE
Petite Sirah Napa Valley Palisades Vineyard 2018 93 $55
Syrah Bennett Valley Radiant Ridge Vineyard 2018 93 $38
Syrah Russian River Valley Papa's Block 2018 95 $45
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2018 93 $45
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Sierra Mar Vineyard 2018 93 $45
Syrah Sonoma County 2018 92 $30
Two Acres Russian River Valley 2018 92 $45
CASTLE ROCK
Syrah Paso Robles 2017 86 $11
CLINE
Cashmere Black California 2018 84 $13
JEFF COHN
Grenache Russian River Valley The Fallen Angel El Diablo Vineyard 2018 91 $48
GSM Rossi Ranch Vineyard Sonoma Valley 2018 91 $55
Petite Sirah Russian River Valley Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard 2018 91 $60
PureYum Sonoma County 2018 91 $45
Syrah Rockpile Domaine des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard 2018 93 $95
Syrah Rockpile Haley Rockpile Vineyard 2018 93 $90
Syrah Russian River Valley Silver Eagle Vineyard 2018 93 $88
COLGIN
Syrah Napa Valley IX Estate 2017 93 $350
COPIA
The Cure Central Coast 2017 90 $48
COVENANT
Red C Sonoma County 2017 90 $44
DARIOUSH
Shiraz Napa Valley Signature 2017 93 $78
DENNER
Dirt Worshipper Central Coast 2018 93 $80
Ditch Digger Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 93 $80
Grenache Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 92 $70
DRAGONETTE
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley John Sebastiano Vineyard 2017 92 $65
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley MJM 2016 91 $75
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Seven 2018 90 $50
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Seven 2017 91 $50
DUMOL
Syrah Russian River Valley Eddie's Patch 2018 91 $91
Syrah Sonoma Coast DuMol Estate Vineyard 2018 95 $79
EBERLE
Côtes-du-Rôbles Paso Robles 2018 89 $34
Syrah Paso Robles Steinbeck Vineyard 2018 90 $32
EDIO VINEYARDS
Mourvèdre Sierra Foothills 2019 89 $40
EPOCH
Syrah Paso Robles Willow Creek District Block B Paderewski Vineyard 2017 92 $95
EPOCH
Veracity Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 91 $70
ERIC KENT
Syrah Sonoma County Kalen's Big Boy Blend 2016 91 $48
THE FARM WINERY
The Big Game Paso Robles 2016 91 $75
Touchy-Feely Adelaida District 2016 92 $60
FAVIA
Rompecabezas Amador County 2017 94 $75
FERGUSON CREST
Grenache Santa Ynez Valley Private Reserve 2018 84 $25
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Private Reserve 2017 87 $25
GROUNDED WINE CO.
Public Radio Paso Robles 2017 87 $25
HAHN
GSM Arroyo Seco 2019 84 $20
GSM Central Coast 2018 87 $14
GSM SLH Santa Lucia Highlands 2018 86 $45
ROBERT HALL
GSM Cavern Select Paso Robles 2018 90 $50
HEARST RANCH
GSM Reserve Paso Robles 2017 88 $45
JADA
Hell's Kitchen Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 91 $65
Syrah Paso Robles Willow Creek District Jersey Girl 2017 91 $65
KENDALL-JACKSON
Vintner's Reserve Red California 2017 88 $20
Vintner's Reserve Red California 2016 88 $20
KEPLINGER
Caldera Goldbud Vineyard El Dorado 2018 93 $75
Lithic Shake Ridge Vineyard Amador County 2018 93 $75
SUMŌ Shake Ridge Vineyard Amador County 2018 94 $75
KLINKER BRICK
Syrah Lodi Farráh 2017 88 $20
Syrah Lodi Farráh 2016 90 $20
LA MAREA
Grenache Central Coast 2017 89 $30
LAFOND
Syrah Sta. Rita Hills SRH 2017 88 $24
Syrah Sta. Rita Hills SRH 2016 91 $24
LAGIER MEREDITH
Syrah Mount Veeder 2018 93 $48
LAW
Aspire Adelaida District 2017 92 $77
Audacious Adelaida District 2017 92 $77
Beguiling Adelaida District 2017 93 $77
Grenache Adelaida District The Nines 2017 90 $99
Sagacious Adelaida District 2017 92 $77
Syrah Adelaida District Intrepid 2017 93 $99
LEVO
Grenache Central Coast Under The Gun 2018 84 $49
Tearing At The Seams Santa Barbara County 2018 89 $49
LEWIS
Alec's Blend Napa Valley 2018 93 $65
Syrah Napa Valley 2018 92 $75
Syrah Napa Valley Ethan's 2018 90 $45
LINNE CALODO
Overthinker Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 92 $95
Perfectionist Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 92 $82
Sticks And Stones Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 93 $92
J. LOHR
Gesture GSM Paso Robles 2018 88 $30
LUCIA
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2018 93 $60
MAHA
Backlit Adelaida District 2017 92 $98
MAHA
Understory Adelaida District 2017 88 $98
MARGERUM
Grenache Santa Barbara County 2019 93 $40
M5 Santa Barbara County 2019 92 $29
Syrah Los Olivos District Margerum Estate Vineyard 2019 94 $60
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2019 93 $32
Syrah Santa Barbara County Über 2018 94 $75
MARIMAR ESTATE
Syrah Russian River Valley Don Miguel Vineyard 2015 92 $53
MCMANIS
Petite Sirah Lodi 2019 84 $12
MCV
Red Central Coast 2018 86 $22
METTLER
Petite Sirah Lodi 2018 84 $25
MIRAFLORES
Grenache El Dorado 2017 90 $29
Syrah El Dorado 2018 93 $32
Syrah El Dorado 2017 92 $32
MORGAN
Cotes du Crow's Monterey 2018 88 $20
MORGAN
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands G17 2018 89 $25
ANDREW MURRAY
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Tous Les Jours 2018 87 $20
MCPRICE MYERS
Beautiful Earth Paso Robles 2018 93 $40
Estate Adelaida District 2018 93 $98
Grenache Paso Robles Sel de la Terre 2018 91 $50
High On The Hog Central Coast 2018 87 $20
L'Ange Rouge Santa Barbara County 2017 92 $45
Paper Street Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 91 $60
Syrah Central Coast Right Hand Man 2018 88 $20
NEYERS
Sage Canyon California 2018 91 $30
1968 CELLARS
Petite Sirah Temecula Valley 2018 87 $48
ORIN SWIFT
Abstract California 2018 92 $43
FESS PARKER
The Big Easy Santa Barbara County 2018 91 $35
PEDRONCELLI
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Family Vineyards 2018 86 $18
PEIRANO ESTATE
Syrah Lodi The Heritage Collection 2016 88 $16
PLUMPJACK
Syrah Napa Valley 2018 92 $68
PRESTON
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2017 90 $38
PROSPECT 772
Black Tie Charlie California 2018 89 $27
PROTÉGÉ
Napa Valley 2016 92 $40
PRUETT
Lucky Lauren Red Sierra Foothills 2018 93 $34
Syrah Sierra Foothills CSP 2018 93 $48
Syrah Sierra Foothills Taylor's Reserve 2018 93 $48
QUILT
Napa Valley 2018 88 $36
QUIVIRA
Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2018 88 $38
Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2018 90 $40
QUPÉ
Grenache Santa Barbara County 2018 88 $30
Grenache Santa Barbara County 2017 90 $30
Syrah Central Coast 2018 89 $20
RAMEY
Syrah Sonoma Coast 2017 92 $40
RANGELAND
The Shepherd Adelaida District 2017 88 $45
RELIC
Ritual Napa Valley 2018 92 $70
ROAR
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2018 93 $50
ROAR
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2018 91 $50
ROAR
Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Sierra Mar Vineyard 2018 94 $50
SAISON
Syrah Monterey County Coast View Vineyard Reserve 2017 88 $98
SANTA BARBARA WINERY
Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2017 84 $22
SAXUM
Booker Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 95 $98
Broken Stones Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 93 $98
G2 Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 94 $98
Heart Stone Vineyard Adelaida District 2018 94 $98
James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 97 $98
Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 93 $98
Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2017 94 $148
SHAFER
Relentless Napa Valley 2017 94 $95
CAROL SHELTON
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Florence Vineyard 2017 93 $40
Petite Sirah Rockpile Rockpile Vineyard Reserve 2017 90 $45
SKINNER
Grenache El Dorado 2018 88 $30
Mourvèdre El Dorado 2018 92 $30
Syrah El Dorado 2018 88 $30
SOSIE
Syrah Bennett Valley Vivio Vineyard 2017 90 $38
ST. HUBERTS
The Stag Paso Robles 2017 86 $20
T-VINE
Grenache Calistoga Frediani Vineyard 2018 89 $40
TABLAS CREEK
Côtes de Tablas Adelaida District 2018 92 $35
Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2018 92 $60
Mourvèdre Adelaida District 2018 90 $40
Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2018 90 $25
TENSLEY
All Blocks Tensley Vineyards Santa Barbara County 2018 94 $32
Syrah Santa Barbara County 2018 92 $28
Syrah Santa Barbara County BMT 2018 93 $95 / 1.5L
Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard 2018 94 $44
Syrah Santa Barbara County Noir 2018 91 $60
Syrah Santa Barbara County OGT 2018 94 $95 / 1.5L
Syrah Santa Barbara County Tensley Vineyard 2018 93 $44
Syrah Santa Barbara County Turner Vineyard 2018 91 $42
TH VINEYARDS
5 Blocks Cuvée Reserve Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 90 $70
Syrah Paso Robles Willow Creek District The Hedge 2018 92 $70
The 46 Cuvée Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 90 $70
The Pick Cuvée Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 89 $70
THE ROYAL NONESUCH FARM
York Mountain 2018 90 $55
TURLEY
Petite Syrah Napa Valley Turley Estate 2018 93 $40
UNTI
Cuvée Foudre Dry Creek Valley 2017 92 $70
Grenache Dry Creek Valley 2017 90 $35
Grenache Dry Creek Valley 2016 90 $35
Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2017 91 $35
VERMILLION
Sierra Foothills-Sonoma County 2017 92 $35
VILLA CREEK
Avenger Paso Robles 2018 92 $65
Cherry House Red Paso Robles 2018 90 $25
Garnacha Adelaida District 2018 92 $75
High Road James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District 2018 91 $85
Rocks & Flowers Paso Robles 2018 92 $40
Syrah San Luis Obispo County 3 2018 91 $75
This Way That Way Paso Robles 2017 93 $85
WRATH
Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands KW Ranch 2017 91 $39
Syrah Monterey San Saba Vineyard 2017 91 $39
Tasting Reports Red Wines California Paso Robles Santa Barbara County Napa Sonoma Syrah / Shiraz Grenache / Garnacha Mourvèdre

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