Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Price: $22.99
Item No. 80746
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST87
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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2002 Santa Barbara County Syrah is big and extracted. It is powerful, dark stuff reflecting the best characters of all the vineyards we work with. It combines Thompson Vineyard (24%), Stolpman Family Vineyard (7%), Melville Vineyard (46%), Bien Nacido Vineyard (5%), and other fruit ( 18% - Great Oaks, Hampton, Premier Coastal Vineyards). The Thompson Syrah is the deep, fruity component. The Bien Nacido Syrah is dark and spicy, almost rough in texture. The Stolpman Syrah is elegant, and has classic flavors of coffee and blueberries. The Melville fruit adds power, aromatics and flavors of Provincial spice. The other vineyards are blended in small quantity and subtly add to the wine's complexity.

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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.

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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