Pharoah Moans

PharaohMoans Paso Robles Wines

It is our pleasure to announce the release of our 2015 PharaohMoans Rhone-style wines from our Westside vineyards in the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area. The 11th vintage elicited creativity and tested the precision of our winemaking efforts, marking it one of our most successful vintages to date. PharaohMoans 2015 will ship this fall, weather-permitting.

2015 PharaohMoans Syrah
2015 PharaohMoans Grenache

Quantities remain limited with a production of 350 cases of Syrah and 90 cases of Grenache. We encourage you secure your allocation of this coveted vintage before the wine is sold out. Each six bottle allocation is $570 plus California sales tax and shipping. The 2015 PharaohMoans Syrah, in its patented pyramid box, and 2015 PharaohMoans Grenache will ship this fall, weather-permitting. Winemaker-signed 1.5 liter magnums are available upon request, and on a first-in basis. Please download the order form and email your order to Eileen at or order by phone at 707-251-8070.

We hope you will enjoy this world class rhone-style wine. Nunc Est Bibendum! ("Now we drink!")

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PharaohMoans 2012 Syrah 

2015 SYRAH, 94-95 POINTS
"Saturated ruby. A powerfully scented, complex bouquet evokes ripe boysenberry, cherry preserves, five-spice powder and candied flowers. Stains the palate with sweet black and blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that show impressive delicacy for their heft. Smooth tannins frame a broad, smoke-tinged finish that hangs on with excellent, floral-dominated persistence. This big boy checks in at a robust 15.9% alcohol but doesn't come off hot or even warm."
- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, November 2017

"So balanced and refined with a blackberry and mineral character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a polished and beautiful finish. Drink now."
- James Suckling, December 2016

"Playing in the same style as the Grenache, the 2014 Syrah is a full-bodied fruit bomb that offers a sexy, hedonistic, pedal to the metal style. Coming from the Hawk Hill, Jada and Hearhill vineyards (all limestone soils) and aged 18 months in 65% new oak, its inky color is followed by a full-bodied, decadent, soft red that's loaded with notions of creme de cassis, licorice, caramelized meats and smoked herbs. It shows the richness of the vintage beautifully and will drink well through 2024."
- eRobertParker, August 2016

PharaohMoans 2012 Grenache2015 GRENACHE, 93 POINTS
"Deep ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, cherry, potpourri and peppery spices, and a suggestion of incense adds an exotic twist. Stains the palate with sappy black raspberry and cherry cola flavors that are given a spicy edge by a late jolt of white pepper. Conveys a suave combination of richness and energy and closes on a spicy note, delivering impressive focus, harmonious tannins and strong persistence.
- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, November 2017

"A very fine-textured grenache with dried strawberries and spices. Medium-bodied, polished and sexy. Delightful wine. Only 85 cases made."
- James Suckling, December 2016

"The 2014 Grenache is a beautiful, ripe and full-bodied wine that has the standard seamless texture that's the hallmark of all of winemaker Guillaume Fabre's wines. Made from 100% Grenache that saw just a touch of whole cluster and 18 months in neutral oak, this beauty's vibrant purple color is followed by notes of kirsch, blackberries, ground herbs, graphite and toasted spice. These give way to a sexy, polished Grenache that has terrific concentration, impressive purity of fruit and ripe, sweet tannin. It's already hard to resist, and I see no need to hold off either."
- eRobertParker, August 2016

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2014 PharaohMoans Syrah
2014 PharaohMoans Grenache
2012 PharaohMoans Syrah
2012 PharaohMoans Grenache
2011 PharaohMoans Syrah
2010 PharaohMoans Syrah
2009 PharaohMoans Syrah
2008 PharaohMoans Syrah
2007 PharaohMoans Syrah
2006 PharaohMoans Syrah
2005 PharaohMoans Syrah