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2018 Reserve Syrah

2018 Reserve Syrah
Santa Ynez Valley

Winemaker Brice McGuire once again combined the best of warm and cool climates to create our 2018 Reserve Syrah, blending grapes from Joughin Vineyard in Los Olivos with fruit from Sta. Rita Hills. Joughin provides the jammier notes, while Sta. Rita Hills offers spice. 

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SKU: 37118
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
Oct 24 & Nov 14, 2018
24.8 Brix
Bottling Date
May 14, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A classic nose of cherry and chalk leading to rich flavors of dark fruit, spice and oak, this 2018 Syrah augments any dining experience.
Vineyard Notes
40% Lafond Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills AVA; 40% Hilltop Ranch, Sta. Rita Hills AVA; 20% Joughin Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Production Notes
24% new French oak; 237 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
This wine represents the best barrels of the vintage. The grapes had great hang time due to a later harvest. Great depth of flavor develops when picking goes into November.
Food Pairing Notes
Pork or lamb chops; ribeye; roast bird; enchiladas