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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah 2007
Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah 2007
(search item no. 96796)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Santa Barbara County Syrah combines fruit from most of the vineyards we work with. As usual, it is big and bold, and clearly more than the sum of its parts. This year's vintage has a little Petite Sirah blended in to add power and complexity. It is a serious, dark, powerful wine that is approachable in its youth. Sharing the same farming and winemaking techniques as our vineyard designated wines, it is a wine of great complexity and lower price. (924 cases produced).

This is a powerfully flavored wine which works well with similarly flavorful food. Try dark sauces, even some with dark fruit. Makes a great reduction sauce. Try spiced or BBQ pork, lamb, or beef. Seared, spiced Ahi is a favorite, as is smoked salmon. Braised short ribs in Syrah reduction sauce!

"An open-throttle Syrah, with wonderful, pure, sumptuous blackberry, wild berry and black cherry cobbler flavors that are delicious and refreshing. Tight, deep and persistent. Drink now through 2013."
-Wine Spectator

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About Jaffurs Wine Cellars:

Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a new-world independence. It is one of the newest wineries in Santa Barbara County. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, working out of the Central Coast Wine Warehouse in Santa Maria, produced his first wines during the 1994 harvest. During the 1999 harvest, production increased to 2500 cases including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, and Roussanne.