Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah 2019 Rated 93WE EDITORS CHOICE
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
This appellation blend always holds its own against the winery's single-vineyard expressions. Elegantly rich while fresh on the nose with blackberry sauce, lilac and savory pepper spice, it leads into a polished palate of smooth but firm tannins that frame the baked boysenberry, cardamom, mace and clove flavors.
Wine Tasting Notes
In this vintage the Bien Nacido Vineyard gave us exceptional fruit. Moderate, consistent temperatures provided optimal ripeness resulting in a wine with darkness, minerality, and elegance reminiscent of a fine Cote-Rotie Syrah. Balanced acidity makes Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah exciting on the palate. Plums and dark fruit integrate with Northern Rhone Syrah characteristics of cassis, tar, white pepper and black licorice. A beautiful wine that should age magnificently.