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Date Printed: 8/19/2014
Margerum Uber Syrah 2008
Margerum Uber Syrah 2008
(search item no. 115219)
boutique wine


PRICE ON 8/19/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A co-fermentation of Syrah blended with selected barrels from the top Santa Barbara County Syrah vineyards. The result is a wine with tremendous structure, length and complexity. 2008 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.
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About Margerum:

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.