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Black Sheep Finds The Joy Fantastic Syrah 2017

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750ML / 13% ABV
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750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The Syrah is planted without rootstock to a selection of 5 clones from local vineyards that we propagated at the nursery. It is a clonal "field blend" creating diversity in a small 1-acre block. The wine has classic northern Rhone Syrah aromas and dark fruit flavors. Fermented with 25% whole clusters and aged in 2-3-year-old French oak for 11 months.

Critical Acclaim

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
From the winery's new estate vineyard named after the Prince album, this bottling shows plenty of green peppercorn, green olive and singed tobacco on the nose alongside cracked black pepper, lamb crust and muddy hole. The savory display on the palate is real, ranging from Kalamata olive to underripe blackberry. More vine age will boost texture.
JD 92
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Syrah The Joy Fantastic checks in as 100% varietal that was 75% destemmed and spent 14 months in 2- to 3-year-old barrels. This vivid purple/plum-colored effort has plenty of blueberry and plum fruits that are lifted by subtle pepper and stemmy notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, nicely textured, and concentrated, it's very much in the style of the vintage and will benefit from a year in bottle and keep for 7-8 years.
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The duo behind Black Sheep Finds are Peter Hunken and Amy Christine.

Peter got his start in winemaking in 2001 at Stolpman Vineyards and was the Assistant Winemaker there until 2006. He is also one of the founding members of Piedrasassi and Holus Bolus wines. During this time he gained experience working with Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Roussanne. After meeting Amy spitting wine over the winery drains in Lompoc in 2004, they founded Black Sheep Finds with the arrival of the 2005 vintage.

Amy's foray into the wine world began with a childhood dream to win an Oscar. While she waited for her golden statue, she worked as a sommelier at one of LA’s finest restaurants. This translated into a weekend jaunt to Santa Barbara where she met her future husband and fellow Black Sheep, Peter Hunken. A whirlwind romance involving a terrible, but cheap, apartment in Koreatown, countless hours of Ryan Adams and Damien Rice songs and bottles upon bottles of Muller Catoir Riesling turned serious. On a long hike in Santa Barbara in 2005, the idea of Black Sheep Finds was bantered about and just a few months later the first Syrah grapes for Hocus Pocus were being made into wine. Unlike the Oscar it all happened so fast.

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A superior source of California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills is the coolest, westernmost sub-region of the larger Santa Ynez Valley appellation within Santa Barbara County. This relatively new AVA is unquestionably one to keep an eye on.

The climate of Sta. Rita Hills is a natural match for Chardonnay and Pinot noir, thanks to the crisp ocean breezes and well-drained, limestone-rich calcareous soil. Here, grapes ripen just enough, while retaining brisk acidity and harmonious balance.

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Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

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