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."