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Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor is your online guide to find the best wines from California and beyond, with an emphasis on small-production wines that over-deliver for the price. Wine ratings, reviews and recommendations are by Dan Dawson, long-time wine shop owner, wine buyer and sommelier in Napa Valley. Dan’s 26 years of wine-insider knowledge is here to help you buy, visit and taste like The Star You Are!
This is a story about California Syrah and why wineries grow/buy/make/sell it even though the cards are seemingly stacked against them. I sat down with the owners of two very small, high-quality Syrah-centric wineries to understand how they’ve succeeded in this challenging little pocket of the wine business. Their histories and grape sourcing are like night and day, but there’s a similarity to how they have succeeded.