Jaffurs Verna's Vineyard Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Item No. 97072
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS94
  • RP92
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Critical Acclaim

"Rich, dense and concentrated, with loads of white and black pepper, vivid wild berry and blackberry flavors and subtle touches of spice, mineral and sage, giving a savory quality and a long, complex finish. Drink now through 2012. 250 cases made."
94 Points

"Another brilliant offering is the 2006 Syrah Verna’s Vineyard. Sweet, juicy creme de cassis, black cherry, spring flower, licorice, and background wood characteristics emerge from this full-bodied, deep, chewy, lush, impressively pure, textured, long Syrah. It should drink well for 7-10 years."
92 Points

"Dark purple. Pungent dark berry, cracked pepper and incense aromas. Deep, sweet blackcurrant and mulberry flavors stain the palate and are firmed by a dusting of fine-grained tannins. Becomes sweeter on the alluringly spicy and floral finish. Very sexy, and delicious right now."
90 Points

Learn About Jaffurs Map ItMap It

Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a new-world independence. It is one of the newest wineries in Santa Barbara County. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, working out of the Central Coast Wine Warehouse in Santa Maria, produced his first wines during the 1994 harvest. During the 1999 harvest, production increased to 2500 cases including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, and Roussanne.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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