Kunin Santa Barbara Syrah 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Item No. 77564
  • red wine
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

"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."
-Wine Advocate

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.

Learn About Kunin

It doesn"t do any good to make great wine if you can"t get it into the hands and mouths of the public, so a good understanding of the entire wine industry is invaluable. After eight years in the restaurant business, armed with a dangerous amount of knowledge and passion, I got a job in the cellar at the Gainey Vineyards in Santa Ynez and learned volumes from both the vineyard...

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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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