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Introducing our 2018 Estate Syrah

The best things in life are worth waiting for, and our 2018 Estate Syrah is no exception. Out of the thousands of wines tasted across the globe, this Syrah was featured on Jeb Dunnuck’s Top 100 Wines of 2020.  Now, you can try it too. 

The time spent meticulously attending to the fruit on the vine, in the cellar, and in the bottle is apparent the moment you uncork this highly rated, $38 wine. But don't just take our word for it, see what the experts are saying below.

Jeb Dunnuck: 94 points.

Top 100 of 2020: "The 2018 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills is another rocking value. Seeing roughly 40% stems and all neutral oak, this deep purple/plum-colored 2018 gives up gamey, Northern Rhône-like notes of peppery herbs, tapenade, smoked black fruits, and violets. It tastes like a Cornas from Matthieu Barrett and will drink beautifully for a decade."

Matt Kettmann: 95 points.

Wine Enthusiast: "Extreme amounts of cracked black pepper spice up the crumbled lilac, dark-black plum, and snappy red-currant aromas on the dynamic nose of this cool-climate bottling. There's a wild zestiness to the palate, where the peppery spice plays well with black-raspberry, lavender, and rosemary flavors."
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Notes From Winegrower Chad Melville:

 

Brilliant plum colors shine in the glass with intense notes of winter fig, bone marrow, eucalyptus, and black peppercorns coming through initially.  Dark lingering fruit, black olive, and nori entice the palate on the back end with delicate tannins and a fresh streak of acidity that anchors a powerful and cohesive finish.

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