Foley Estate Winery Syrah 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from California

Item No. 91686
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

In 1998, William Foley purchased the Rancho Santa Rosa, a 460-acre ranch in the Santa Rita Hills viticultural zone. Part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa is one of Santa Barbara's most historic properties. Lying on a south-facing hillside rising from 500 to 1000 feet above sea level, the estate represents one of the most ambitious hillside viticultural endeavors in Santa Barbara County. Directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard is located in one of the coolest areas of the Santa Ynez Valley, receiving ocean breezes and fog during much of the growing season. Over the summer months persistent marine influences extend the growing season, heightening structure and flavor in the grapes.

Foley Estate's Rancho Santa Rosa Syrah is dark in color, with aromas of blueberry, cassis and black cherry intertwined with vibrant notes of white pepper, sage and vanilla in the bouquet. An immense, highly extracted wine, it is densely textured and full in body and structure. Firm tannins soften in the long finish.

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Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Santa Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, Bill purchased the 460-acre property and planted to 230...

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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