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2018 Piedrasassi Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

ITEM 8102297 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
alfei 2 $35 $70
4 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8177337 2 $30 Apr 17, 2022
I8170726 1 $30 Apr 10, 2022
I8160977 11 $30 Apr 3, 2022
I8151914 3 $30 Mar 27, 2022
I8128955 2 $35 Mar 6, 2022
I8123517 1 $35 Feb 27, 2022
I8113037 2 $35 Feb 13, 2022
I8112891 1 $41 Feb 7, 2022
I8112891 1 $41 Feb 7, 2022
I8107043 1 $41 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...dark, beguiling beauty. Purplish/black fruit, spice, lavender, licorice and black pepper...

95Wine Enthusiast

Piquant, tart and snappy aromas of underripe berries and plums meet with lavender and crumpled dahlia on the nose of this bottling. The white-pepper, wild-thyme and bay leaf flavors are focused and pure on the palate, where black-plum and more lavender tones make for a fresh, lightly bodied and zesty expression.

93The Wine Advocate

...lovely perfume of violets, garrigue and charcuterie with fresh blackcurrant fruit. The palate is grainy, fresh and light on its feet with loads of floral character and a long, lifted finish.

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.