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2019 Foxen Williamson-Dore Vineyard Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

March 10, 2024 - $37

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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...pure cassis and blackberry fruit as well as classic Syrah notes of cracked pepper, smoked game, and decayed flowers. Beautiful on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied Syrah has fine tannins, terrific overall balance, and a great finish.

94Wine Enthusiast

...intense peppercorn, iodine and smoked meat savory side...rustic elderberry providing the fruit tones...palate's rugged, meaty flavors of teriyaki beef are spiced with peppercorn and black plum on the palate.

REGION

United States, California, Central 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.

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.