316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm
Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with a $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
Made in the same spirit as the 2017, the blend for this 2018 Syrah was driven by Mother Nature rather than market forces. This 100% Syrah is a blend of components from all of our favorite vineyards on the north coast. The swale at Griffins Lair, the driveway rows at Castelli-Knight Ranch, that carbonic lot of Hawks Butte that was so exotic and alive and those two barrels of Alder Springs that didn’t quite taste as good as the two that were bottled as the vineyard designate, the list goes on. This wine enables us to ensure the quality of our top end wines while creating a unique blend of all the great terroirs together, creating one very compelling and over delivering bottle of Syrah.
Tasting Note: A bowl of summer fruits including sweet blackberries, raspberries, black olives and pomegranites which are highlighted by black pepper, violets and fresh green olive scents that develop and evolve with air. Vivacious and bright in the mouth with real density of flavor and concentration from the long cool growing season. A subtle carbonic pop enlivens all of that intensity making this Syrah very satisfying on its own with a good chill or served with a burger fresh off of the grill.
The 2018 Syrah North Coast captures the essence of the house style so well. Dark fruit, black pepper, mint, lavender and espresso are all amped up in a juicy, wonderfully inviting Syrah that will drink well right out of the gate. Think of the North Coast Syrah as the rough equivalent of what a second wine to the Sonoma Hillsides might taste like. The tannins are a bit firm, but this is also a $30 wine. Drinking window: 2020 - 2028
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.