"Seth Kunin continues to pursue an elegant, complex winemaking style that I find rewarding. His 2002 Syrah Santa Barbara reveals classic aromas of cassis along with tapenade and flowers (reminiscent of a Cote Rotie). Its velvety texture, purity and medium-bodied, finely-tuned style with currant, cassis, and licorice notes make it a dead ringer for a French northern Rhone. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years."
Nose of red fruits and spice (oak). Cherry and darker fruits (plum) on palate, with oak undertones as well as some feral, earthy notes. Round and very pleasant. Clean finish with smooth tannins. Production - 615 cases.