Que syrah syrah…

February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Even the people who wonder why no one drinks Syrah don’t drink enough Syrah. Whether you’re just plain geeky or have a lot of money to spend or a long time ago fell for Kermit Lynch’s descriptions of Auguste Clape et al., there’s not so much Northern Rhône Syrah to go around, it ain’t cheap, and there are so many other somehow hipper or more of-the-moment wines than a classic Cornas or Côte Rôtie to catch your fancy. (Why you don’t drink more great California Syrah is perhaps even more of a mystery.)

Your loss. But most of us plain 0l’ don’t have the dollars to explore what Syrah is all about. Hence my Portland Press Herald column this week: 100% Syrah wines at around $12 a bottle. Is it possible to find a good one? Yes, kind of…

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