I'm the Dude on Instagram behind @quesera.syrah discovering wines that are unique AND boutique. Here are some of my favorites, I hope you'll enjoy them too!
"I recommend you try this with its sister wine, the 2020 Sparkling Pinot Noir, so you can taste the difference between two wines made using the same grapes."
"This wine just captivated me! It was the first time I ever smelled and tasted guava in a wine. It is a perfect warm afternoon day drinking wine."
"A unique wine made out of Grenache grapes sourced out of Edna Valley, which isn't known for Grenache. This isn't your typical Grenache wine, it is rich in tannins that can hold up with BBQ/red meat dishes."
"I recommend you try this with its sister wine, the 2020 Rosé Pinot Noir, so you can taste the difference between two wines made using the same grapes."
"This Syrah/Grenache blend holds well with red meats and fat. I love it with lamb and put together a slow cooked lamb shank pita recipe to go with this wine. If you need some inspiration, see below. https://youtu.be/CUl3CDrcnc8"
"Rich in tannins, this red can hold its own with red meat dishes. It's the gift that keeps on giving, because if you somehow can't finish the bottle it softens beautifully over a few days and should be polished off on its own."
"I was lucky to try a vertical of this wine (2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018) and tasted its evolution. Orange peel was the first thing that came to mind. Like all white wines the fruit withered away with time so drink within 4 years unless you are looking for some bottled aged complexity. A perfect substitute for a hot day when you aren't feeling rosé!"
"A wonderful GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) blend that I loved but unfortunately I don't have much else to say. Once this 90s kid heard "Rock Smash" came from Pokémon after Anthony & Alissa's son saw the vineyard, I just sat back and enjoyed it. Like my nostalgia, this wine tasted timeless."
"Powerful strawberry aromas and flavors. I didn't want to drink the wine because it smelled so good. Once I tasted it, I instantly saw myself day drinking on a warm afternoon."
"A beautiful Zinfandel that pairs perfectly with chicken or turkey sandwiches, especially Ali's World Famous Croissant Chicken sandwiches."
"Good new and bad news. Good news: My notes include "amazing" and "cherry, blueberry and balanced" Bad news: That's all I got. I enjoyed it too much"
"This was the first wine I've ever smelled "petrol (gasoline)" on the nose. As nasty as that may sound, it's quite beautiful in a Riesling. I picked up citrus and honey aromas as well. I loved the wine so much I brought a bottle home. "
"Named "Gris," this wine was made with the more complex, Alsatian (French) style in mind compared to the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio wines made from the same grape. This is a wine for those who don't like Pinot Grigio but want to give the grape a chance. I picked up apple, pear, lemon/lime and of course, honey comb notes in the wine. "