Kunin Santa Barbara Syrah 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Item No. 97611
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Nose of bright red fruit, coffee/mocha, and spice. Cherry and darker fruits (plum) on palate, with oak undertones and bright acidity. Round and very pleasant. Clean finish with smooth tannins.

"Kunin's 2005 Syrah Santa Barbara exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a fleshy, succulent style displaying loads of black currant, raspberry, smoke, camphor, and licorice characteristics. A hint of road tar also emerges as teh wine sits in the glass. Drink it over the next 5-7 years." 90 Points,
Wine Advocate
August 2007

"Smooth and silky, with distinct huckleberry, boysenberry and mocha notes. Full-bodied and seductive, ending with a tight focus and a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2014." 90 Points,
Wine Spectator

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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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