The 2008 Santa Barbara County Syrah combines fruit from most of the vineyards we work with. More than a sum of its parts, it is dark and rich. This year's vintage has a little Petite Sirah blended in to add power and complexity. It is a serious wine that is approachable in its youth. Sharing the same farming and winemaking techniques as our vineyard designated wines, it is a wine of great complexity and lower price. (1166 cases produced).
This is a powerfully flavored wine which works well with similarly flavorful food. Try dark sauces, even some with dark fruit. Makes a great reduction sauce. Try spiced or BBQ pork, lamb, or beef. Seared, spiced Ahi is a favorite, as is smoked salmon. Braised short ribs in Syrah reduction sauce!
"Offers an amazing mix of ripe, pure blackberry, wild berry and huckleberry fruit that's fresh, rich, vibrant, full-bodied and complex, keeping a tight focus on the youthful fruit vitality and ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,166 cases made. "