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2021 Frequency Wines Watch Hill Vineyard Syrah

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June 16, 2024 - $24



94Vinous / IWC

Dark, rich and savory... Gravel, black pepper, dried flowers, leather and scorched earth add to a feeling of brooding intensity.

92Wine Enthusiast

Dark aromas of roasted fruit, tar and wild herbs kick off the nose. The palate is tightly wound, yet cassis and dried-meat flavors emerge through lavender and violet core, as a fresh acidity keeps it lively.


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.