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2016 Levo Duvarita Vineyard SPOT Syrah

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May 5, 2024 - $18



94Jeb Dunnuck style in its white pepper, cedar, game, and olive aromas and flavors. These carry over to the palate, where the wine is medium-bodied, ripe, and texture, with a great mid-palate...chewy tannins, good acidity, and loads to love.

92Vinous / IWC, expressive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cherry pie, candied licorice and mocha, and a peppery note emerges as the wine opens up. Lush and broad on the palate, offering sweet, smoke-tinged black and blue fruit flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Fine-grained tannins add subtle grip to a very long, blue-fruit-dominated finish that leaves a suggestion of star anise behind.

91The Wine Advocate

...excellent, revealing aromas of sweet red berry fruit, aromatic bark and licorice. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and layered, with chewy structuring tannins but a good core of fruit...distinctive, characterful wine...


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.