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2014 Margerum Uber Syrah

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector; Consignor is second owner

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Plush, deep and generous... A host of graphite, crushed rock, sage and lavender notes are woven throughout a core of dark red and purplish hued stone fruits.

91Wine Spectator

Offers style and structure, with floral blueberry and raspberry aromas and complex, focused flavors of white pepper and mineral, framed by well-tailored tannins.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of juicy red, black and blue fruits...medium to full-bodied richness, present tannin and a good finish.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County

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.