Rhone Challenge: The Syrah Shootout -HdR Part 6

Jeff Cohen of JC Cellars the 2005 Syrah Shootout Winner

Let’s get ready to rumble! It’s time for the Syrah Shootout.

The competition: It’s a non-commercial, blind tasting, amongst 38 winemakers. Attendance is limited to winemakers only. Thus, the wines submitted by the winemakers, are judged by their peers. While the competition is conducted with a spirit of friendly competition, make no mistake, these winemakers would love to claim bragging rights to claiming 1st place.

The competition was tough, all the wines were great. Hear interviews about the head to head battle and how it came out.

2005 Shootout Results:
– First Place: Jeff Cohen of JC Cellars
– Second Place: Pax Mahle of Pax Wine Cellars
– Second Place: Scott Hawley of Summerwood Winery
– Third Place: Bradley Brown of Big Basin Vineyards

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A few more photos from the Syrah Shootout:

Ron Rawlinson explains the Shootout rules to the winemakers.

Jeff Cohen of JC Cellars accepts another 1st place award. That’s two in a row!

Big Basin’s Bradley Brown, hangs with GrapeRadio.

Scott Hawley of Summerwood Winery with GrapeRadio.

Big Basin’s Bradley Brown, working in the vineyard.

Big Basin Vineyard.

Big Basin’s grapes ready for harvest

Summerwood awaits drinking.

4 Responses to “Rhone Challenge: The Syrah Shootout -HdR Part 6”

  1. 1 Kelly Tayor Jul 5th, 2005 at 10:58 am

    Guys, I had heard about Pax and JC Cellars, but I will have to add Summerwood and Big Basin to my list of “I have to have”. Thank you for a great show and the head up on these new wines.


  2. 2 Steve Jul 6th, 2005 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks…I really enjoyed the Syrah Shooters.

  3. 3 Jay Selman Jul 6th, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    I hate to confess I was like you Kelly, never knew about Summerwood and Big Basin Of course, that is exactly why HdR is so cool. Just another discovery to notch in my belt.


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