Jaffurs Verna's Vineyard Syrah 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
Wine Spectator - "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."
The Wine Advocate - "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."
International Wine Cellar - "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."
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Jaffurs Wine Cellars Winery
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. View all Jaffurs Wine Cellars Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
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 FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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