Barefoot California Syrah

Price: $6
Maker: Barefoot Cellars
Variety: Syrah
Packaging: Bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10

Barefoot California Syrah (no vintage) from is easily spotted on the shelf by its distinctive label featuring a Robinson Crusoe-style footprint. The wine has a deep, purplish red color and a faint, flowery aroma. Its flavor is dominated by currants and blackberries, with a rounded finish. It’s not a great wine, but is satisfying and inexpensive enough to crack a bottle open with hamburgers or pasta with no guilt feelings.

Barefoot Cellars has won some awards with this wine:

  • GOLD Medal…International Eastern Wine Competition, Santa Rosa, CA and Watkins Glen, NY.
  • GOLD Medal…Colorado State Fair Wine Competition, Pueblo, CO.
  • GOLD Medal…San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Cloverdale, CA.
  • 1st Place…Lake County Fair, Lakeport, CA

Absent a vintage, it may be hard to compare your results with the competitions, but for the price, how far wrong can you go?

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