Lot 694 | 2018 Santa Barbara
A stupendous deal for one of the best bottles of Syrah I've come across all year.
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- Santa Barbara
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- Now through 2025
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Lot 694 comes to us from a third-generation wine growing family, and is produced in a state-of-the-art winery using grapes sourced from their southern-facing hilltop vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. 2018 was a magnificent vintage in Santa Barbara, and this is a dazzling expression of the quality that critics and insiders alike have come to expect from the region.
$30 at the tasting room under its original label, it’s available here for less than half the price! A stupendous deal on one of the best bottles of Syrah I’ve come across all year.
Paired nicely with L&B style Pizza
I have a preference for Zins, though lot 641 Merlot was maybe the best buy on chwine. This was a great wine to pair with an L&B style pizza topped with meatballs that I ordered. I can see it with pork tenderloin with a bbq/bacon rub as well.
Great with fattier meals. A good balance of flavors and acidity helps bring out the subtle notes.
Enjoyable syrah. This is a smoky syrah takes some time to open. I have had better but it was enjoyable.
I tend toward big Zins and Cabs so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this wine. I drank it with sauteed italian sausage and potatoes and it was perfect. A really well balanced wine at a great value. I need to buy more before it disappears!
Goes great with charcuterie
I always enjoy a glass of syrah. This is a great wine for the price.
Very nice. Dry but with a fruity balance. Great price. Enjoyed
We’re not huge Syrah drinkers but this was really smooth and tasty!
I am more of a syrah fan than a cabernet sauvignon fan. So this was a treat!
Color: Medium purple, not opaque.
Nose: BlackBerry, plum, a bit of tobacco,. But mainly sweet fruit and a bit of tobacco herbaceous.
Mouth: all of the above, but mainly swet fruit flavors and a nice balancing acidity, with a touch of tannin.
Finish: along and fruity finish. Lingers more than 30 seconds.
If I am having a steak, or a shoulder lamb chop with rosemary I want a few glasses of this wine! This is what a lot of similar priced Australian shiraz used to taste like, and they were lovely food wines. I have 4 bottles and will order more.