2014 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah/Grenache
An intense, complex Rhône blend from one of the premier vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Immediately intense, gorgeous, multifaceted and pure. At once smoky/meaty/peppery/chocolatey, it’s also beautifully fruited with a core of pretty raspberry fruit and savory blackberry, topped off with purple florals, white pepper and sage all dusted with cocoa powder. The palate has excellent tension, perfectly balanced between its savory floral components, rich fruit, and chocolatey underpinning. This is a ridiculously complex wine with pristine oak integration and soulful purity that will speak to lovers of Rhône wines foreign and domestic.
Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Blackberry, Oak