2013AndrewMurray2013 Andrew Murray, Syrah “Tous les Jours” Santa Ynez Valley.
Andrew Murray makes the best value priced Syrah in the state, no question, and the 2013 is one of the finest efforts to date, if you like Syrah, you’ll love this wine. From select vineyards, grown mostly all organic and with smaller yields, the Tous les Jours, Andrew’s entry level Syrah, is a lovely and full flavored wine that can’t be beat for the price, honestly the last 3 or 4 vintages have been mind-blowingly delicious, not only for price, but for true varietal character, finesse and pleasure, this wine is joyously good. The color is deep with a blue/black/purple core and red/violet edges leading to a meaty/intense nose that reveals good vigor, earthy spices, violets, camphor/charcoal, grilled meat, pepper and cassis before settling into a palate of the same plus blueberry, boysenberry and plum fruits with mineral, licorice, cinnamon and truffle notes along with the faintest of cedar/wood elements. This is medium/full Syrah with good vivid acidity, bright notes and ripe tannins that firm things up, drink this beauty over the next 2 to 4 years, there is a lot to love here, this is certainly a savvy wine that play nicely with lots of food choices and is well crafted, bravo to Andrew for making another killer Tous les Jours!
($16 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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