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2016 Piedrasassi Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

ITEM 7965292 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
chrba2 $37 $37
yalayan $36 $0
jeyou $35 $0
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7965292 1 $37 Oct 3, 2021
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...a stellar wine. Vivid and explosive on the palate, with tremendous energy...utterly captivating. Dark Syrah fruit, savory herb and crushed rock notes are all present...finishes with substantial weight, aromatic intensity and pure power.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.