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Martian Ranch & Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

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Cesare


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Martian Ranch & Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley Syrah
$39.99 + $5 shipping
CONDITION: Red
PRODUCT: 3 2008 Martian Ranch & Vineyard Syrah
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pupyluvr


quality posts: 48 Private Messages pupyluvr

What kind of stuff do you eat with Martian Ranch & is it spicy... sounds kinda spicy?
Is Martian Ranch Organic & does it have more calories than Earth Ranch?

philct


quality posts: 1 Private Messages philct

From their website:

Syrah is rich and robust and thus plays nice with flavors that might be considered assertive. Grilled food, for instance, or spicy Mexican or Thai food. Pizza’s just fine, but the red fruit character of the wine lets it work with a HUGE range of food options, up to (and including) no food.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

4.14 pH?!?! Is that # correct? That is a HIGH pH.

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ThunderThighs


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philct wrote:From their website:

Syrah is rich and robust and thus plays nice with flavors that might be considered assertive. Grilled food, for instance, or spicy Mexican or Thai food. Pizza’s just fine, but the red fruit character of the wine lets it work with a HUGE range of food options, up to (and including) no food.


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ThunderThighs


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kylemittskus wrote:4.14 pH?!?! Is that # correct? That is a HIGH pH.



That's what their site says too.



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JoshuaInMN


quality posts: 0 Private Messages JoshuaInMN

talk me into this - my all time favorite wine is bridlewood's syrah from 2008 or 2009 that I got last year.

trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta

liverman


quality posts: 16 Private Messages liverman

I have a Martian Ranch viognier that is very nice and I like...it's my "Sunday viognier" now. A Grenache blanc arrived a few days ago and it's still resting.

I have never tried any of the reds. Does anyone have any experience with Martian Ranch reds or this wine in particular??

I am a little worried about the high pH of this wine as an indicator of a "softer" mouthfeel. I am thinking this is a wine designed to drink young not age.

Based on my one sample (the viognier), I like this winery. But I have some questions about this wine before I jump in.


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bobermeier


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bobermeier

I like their story and entrepreneurial spirit, call it a leap of faith, whatever. I'm in for 2.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:4.14 pH?!?! Is that # correct? That is a HIGH pH.



Sure hope they dumped some acid in there...

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dah7m


quality posts: 9 Private Messages dah7m

Somewhat unrelated, but a big red wine is just about the last thing I want to drink with thai food. A fruity white with a bit of sweetness? Sure. Beer? Absolutely.
Syrah? Absolutely not.

ghyo1


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ghyo1

Three of these would cost $92.51 shipped from the winery, so it's a good deal. Hope it's a good wine, too.

kaolis


quality posts: 27 Private Messages kaolis
dah7m wrote:Somewhat unrelated, but a big red wine is just about the last thing I want to drink with thai food. A fruity white with a bit of sweetness? Sure. Beer? Absolutely.
Syrah? Absolutely not.



Try it if you haven't, you may be surprised. Although I agree with your other choices as well, some syrah is absolutely great with Thai and spice.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
kaolis wrote:Try it if you haven't, you may be surprised. Although I agree with your other choices as well, some syrah is absolutely great with Thai and spice.



Especially a wine like this which appears to have less acidity than a glass of water.

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schenfeldt


quality posts: 1 Private Messages schenfeldt
pupyluvr wrote:What kind of stuff do you eat with Martian Ranch & is it spicy... sounds kinda spicy?
Is Martian Ranch Organic & does it have more calories than Earth Ranch?



Look no further than the Martian cookbook "To Serve Man". I believe it will provide valuable input on what goes best with this wine ...

joeman123


quality posts: 5 Private Messages joeman123

My wife officially would like to thank the winery for not having a license to ship to Virginia.

I'm safe for one more day!

spdrcr05


quality posts: 30 Private Messages spdrcr05

The loud boom you heard was that giant fruit bomb going off

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NBKDC68


quality posts: 1 Private Messages NBKDC68

Their Grenache was excellent..........

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
spdrcr05 wrote:The loud boom you heard was that giant fruit bomb going off



I love me some fruit bombs, but that description doesn't apply to this wine. This is an atomic fruit bomb or something equally hyperbolic. Seriously -- 4.14 pH?!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

zenophile


quality posts: 6 Private Messages zenophile
North316 wrote:Especially a wine like this which appears to have less acidity than a glass of water.



Well, to be fair, this is almost 1000x more acidic than a glass of water. Rather than, say the 5000x or 8000x I'd be happier with.

Sulphites?

slm9951


quality posts: 14 Private Messages slm9951

Virginia is black today, so sad.

spdrcr05


quality posts: 30 Private Messages spdrcr05
slm9951 wrote:Virginia is black today, so sad.



VA is not on the "ship to" list

In periods of profound change, the most dangerous thing is to incrementalize yourself into the future -- Thomas Edision

jeffb


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jeffb

Those grapes are probably sour ... says another guy from Virginia.
Hey, we can't complain too much: Virginia is almost always on the shipping list.

slm9951


quality posts: 14 Private Messages slm9951
jeffb wrote:Those grapes are probably sour ... says another guy from Virginia.
Hey, we can't complain too much: Virginia is almost always on the shipping list.



So true! Often not good for my wallet!!!!!

rpm


quality posts: 167 Private Messages rpm

Harvest at 28.2 Brix, pH 4.14 and no listing of the alcohol level (which would work out to about 17.7% based on the Brix, unless the wine has been de-alc'd or left with significant residual sugar).

I don't understand the purpose of wines like this. This is heading for Port territory without the added brandy. Yet, it hardly seems like it could have the structure to age for 20-50 years like good vintage port. Why does it exist?

Fruit syrup with alcohol? Best served over vanilla ice cream, as a substitute for Framboise liqueur?



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jammero


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jammero

For what it's worth, I enjoyed the Martian Ranch Grenache I bought a couple weeks ago.

Nate650


quality posts: 31 Private Messages Nate650

Dang, missed this one. I was immediately interested when I read "biodynamically-farmed" on my BlackBerry, then said to myself "I'll order later" and forgot. Perhaps if my aging BlackBerry Bold 9650 wasn't so slow I would have been more encouraged to order when the message came in.