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Wine of the Week - 2013 McPrice Myers Right Hand Man

SOLD OUT! This is going to sell out quick………trust me! The McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah is rich, decadent and opulent and it costs less than $20.

I just got seven cases in, and I am taking a case home so that leaves me with six to sell.

2013 McPrice Myers Right Hand Man

Pleasure-bent Syrah blend from hot new producer.


McPrice Myers started making wine in California’s Central Coast in 2002. In a very short period of time, founder and winemaker Mac Myers has established his winery as one of the rising stars of the region. I tasted Mac’s Right Hand Man recently, and I agree with that assessment 100%. I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one, this is easily one of the best under-$20 domestic Syrah’s I’ve ever tasted.

“Bright violet. Blueberry, cherry compote, dark chocolate and cracked pepper on the pungent, smoke-tinged nose. Smooth, palate-staining black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors show excellent clarity and pick up a mineral element with air. The peppery note comes back strong on a very long, penetrating finish shaped by supple, even tannins. Drink now through 2025. $25 suggested retail.” – Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media

Fruit is sourced from the west side of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County for this wine. Mac includes small bits (5% each) of Petite Sirah for color/pepper and Viognier for exotic aromatics. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 22 months in 10% new French and American oak. The resulting wine is a beauty! Deeply colored, almost opaque and exhibiting heady aromas and flavors of cassis, dark raspberry, dark cherry, smoky herb, bacon fat, and on and on. This could easily compete with $40 to $50 Syrahs from anywhere in the world.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville