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2019 Ex Post Facto Syrah

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March 17, 2024 - $27



95The Wine Advocate

...scents of red and black currants, cracked pepper, mint, coffee beans and wildflowers. Medium-bodied and silty in texture, its intense, spicy fruits are perfectly ripe, and fresh acidity adds crunchy appeal on the long, layered finish. Yum!

95Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of cracked peppercorn, tar, graham cracker, raw lamb and elderberry show on the nose. The raw-meat flavors of the nuanced while bold palate are intense, and dusted with accents of pepper, bay leaf, rosemary and lavender.

93Vinous / IWC

...elegant, perfumed and deep. Black cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, cedar and dried herbs fill out the layers. Wonderfully aromatic and savory...

91Jeb Dunnuck

Juicy mulberry and blackberry fruits as well as pepper, wildflowers, and foresty, pine-like nuances define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied, with a pure, elegant texture, silky tannins, and a great finish.


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.


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.