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2002 Samsara Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah

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May 26, 2024 - $20



90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits tremendous notes of creme de cassis and smoky creosote as well as more tannin, density, and structure...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Delicious. Beautiful. Full of life. Dusty sage and chaparral... Cherry candy and blackberry with meaty iron, and gunmetal throughout. Supple tannins, mouth-watering acidity and an ultra-long finish...well integrated.


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

Santa Ynez Valley AVA is home to more wineries than any other area in Santa Barbara County. The appellation was established in 1983 and it includes a total of 76,800 acres, of which 1,500 acres are vineyards. Chardonnay is the dominant grape in this appellation, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The appellation runs east and west with temperatures and microclimates changing significantly from warmer in the east to cool by the time the district gets close to the Pacific Ocean. In recent years Rhone-style wines have been successfully made here, and vineyards now are also planted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marsanne.


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.