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2012 Lucia Garys' Vineyard Syrah

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August 28, 2016 - $40



95The Wine Advocate

Black fruits, coffee bean, smoke and knockout minerality all emerge from this beauty, and it has full-bodied richness and depth, big texture and a terrific finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...hits the palate with serious depth and power. Here, it is the density of the fruit that stands out most.

90Wine Spectator

Dense and well-built, firmly tannic and chewy, with a core of blackberry, mineral, cedar and graphite.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.


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.