Jaffurs Santa Barbara Syrah 2009

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Description

Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Santa Barbara County Syrah combines fruit from most of the vineyards Jaffurs works with. More than a sum of its parts, it is dark and rich. This year's vintage has a little Petite Sirah blended in to add power and complexity. It is a serious wine that is approachable in its youth. Sharing the same farming and winemaking techniques as our vineyard designated wines, it is a wine of great complexity and lower price.
This is a powerfully flavored wine which works well with similarly flavorful food. Try dark sauces, even some with dark fruit. Makes a great reduction sauce. Try spiced or BBQ pork, lamb, or beef. Seared, spiced Ahi is a favorite, as is smoked salmon. Braised short ribs in Syrah reduction sauce!

Wine Spectator

Supple and harmonious, delivering a pleasing mix of berry, spice, cedar and mineral flavors. Full-bodied, fleshy and layered, this is complete and approachable, yet sure to gain. Tasting Notes - The 2009 Santa Barbara County Syrah combines fruit from most of the vineyards we work with. More than a sum of its parts, it is dark and rich. This year’s vintage has a little Petite Sirah blended in to add power and complexity. It is a serious wine that is approachable in its youth.