Lot 408 | 2012 Santa Ynez Valley

Syrah

Gold Medal: 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition; 90 Pts, Best Buy: Wine Enthusiast; One of our best ever Syrah releases.

$15.00

(36 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 408 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

Lot 408 | 2012 Santa Ynez Valley

Syrah

$15.00

(36 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Gorgeous pure and effusive aromas leap from the glass…lavender top note, with sweet blueberry, white pepper, and earthy, mocha bass notes. The palate echoes the nose, with deep, rich flavors of blue/black berry pie and sweet florals. Huge depth and complexity. Purity abounds throughout, but especially through the long, lingering finish. Delicious.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Santa Ynez Valley
  • Grape
  • Syrah 100%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.7%
  • Cases Produced
  • 3000 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2019
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

The Santa Ynez Valley (located in northern Santa Barbara County) is world-renowned for being home base to some of California’s finest Syrahs, and this release is no exception. Lot 408 is an amalgam of Syrah fruit from two fantastic vineyards, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Andrew Murray, our producer partner (who consistently gets 90+ pts from both Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni for making “fabulous” wines of “exceptionally high quality”), always crafts compelling wines, but the 2012 release is nothing short of marvelous. Sourced from a program in the $35-$40 range, this release is an absolute steal at $15.

Reviews

36 Reviews Total

David

Verified Purchase

This was an excellent wine that was medium bodied and Ruby and color. It had characteristics of a Pinot so if you like Syrahs and Pinots you will love this Syrah.

Mike

Verified Purchase

Great taste, great price.

Kristin

Verified Purchase

This was a good drinkable wine but not complex. I probably should have let it breath a little longer. I never can wait.... Santa Ynez Valley wines are near and dear to us and we tend to favor them over Napa, but I was not as excited with this one as others. Still, as with all CH wines, its a great value and worth a try.

Carol

Verified Purchase

Really enjoyed this wine. Sorry we didn't purchase more. Looking forward to the next batch of Syrah.

Liz

Verified Purchase

Love this wine. Should've purchased more. I don't think it is available anymore. Definitely 5 stars.

James

Verified Purchase

Thin drinking. Lacks finish. CHW has much better red choices.

Todd

Verified Purchase

This wine drinks like a ripe Cotes du Rhone. Black/dark fruit on the nose with some minerality. We drank it over a couple of hours and it seemed to get better with each glass. A good wine for everyday enjoyment.

Mike

GOOD BOTTLE. GREAT AT THE PRICE. REGARDS

rod

Verified Purchase

a very good syrah but could be bigger. not quite as good as Lot 431 Zin. Good enough that I bought more of it twice.

Dawson

Verified Purchase

Although this is certainly an enjoyable wine with good value for the price, we found it somewhat thin and without as much character as other CH reds, which can be outstanding even in this price range. Perhaps, as other reviewers suggest, we should have let it open up more.