Margerum Uber Syrah 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
We set out to make the ultimate Syrah. The result is a wine with tremendous structure, length, and complexity. 2007 was one of the most perfect vintages we have ever worked with.
ÜBER is a synonym for super; e.g. ubercool. We began calling the wine ÜBER because of the intense multifaceted flavors it produced and for just how cool the whole idea is/was.
James Suckling - "This is a co-fermentation of grapes from five vineyards for 60 days. A wine with super fine tannins and wonderful spicy and berry character. Grilled meat and fruit. So long and intense. Goes on for ages. Didn't make it in 2009 or 2010. Hard not to drink now."
International Wine Cellar - "Inky ruby. Powerful, pungent aromas of cassis, mulberry, smoky herbs, dried violet and anise, plus a hint of cracked pepper. Deeply flavored and chewy in texture, offering sweet dark berry compote flavors and complementary notes of floral pastilles and fruitcake. The smoky note returns on the finish, which is broad, gently sweet and very long. This has the power to handle the richest red meat dishes. "
Wine Spectator - "Intense and complex, with ripe, rich, pure blackberry and wild berry flavors that are spicy and balanced, offering a touch of espresso and mocha and ending with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2017. 352 cases made."
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Margerum Wine Company is committed to working with the top vineyards in Santa Barbara County to produce small lots of premium wines. The winery is located in Los Olivos in the heart of California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. We are part of a growing group of vintners looking to return wine making to its previous form of production – hand-crafted and personal. Owner Doug Margerum and winemaker Doug "Scotty" Scott, craft world-class wine in a temperature controlled building that houses tanks, barrels, and a cold room that is perfect for our production size.
Our commitment is to create handmade wines with place and personality to them that are made to our own standards. We work within the connotations of nature, stressing individuality, and making a production on a human scale. We strive to make wines that we personally enjoy and our hope is others will enjoy them as well. The approach to this is the antithesis of mass production. View all Margerum 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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