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2018 The Paring Syrah

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April 28, 2024 - $17



92Jeb Dunnuck

...medium-bodied aromas and flavors of red and black fruits, ground pepper, grilled meats, and plenty of sappy herb/underbrush nuances.

91Vinous / IWC

...extra terrific...offers tremendous varietal character in its dark fruit, black pepper and pungent, savory top notes. The brisk acids of a cool, late harvest add raciness and class. What a wine!


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.


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.