2018 Santa Barbara County Syrah
The grapes for this year’s Santa Barbara County Syrah come from vineyards all around the appellation. Sourced primarily from Hilltop Vineyard in the Sta, Rita Hills appellation, this wine brings together the many unique characteristics of Santa Barbara County’s microclimates. This wine is fruit-driven and round with floral notes on the nose and a core of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. Look for hints of bacon and chocolate on the finish. This wine is approachable in its youth but will also age well over the next five or six years.