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My winemaking philosophy which I developed early on in my career is based on the concept that wine is a natural food. As such, the ultimate enjoyment of wine is as a graceful and harmonious accompaniment to a meal, whether it be simple or sublime.

While most of my wines are enjoyable by themselves, it is with food that they really shine, and reveal all of their nuances and textures. To me the best wines have the ability to bring out the best in the food they are paired with and conversely the food brings out the best in the wines.

2007 Syrah
Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County

2007 Syrah

Technical Details

Composition:
100% Syrah

Vineyard Sources:
Alisos

Production: 98 cases
Alcohol by volume: 15.1
pH: 3.57
Titratable acidity: 0.69 g/100 ml
Cellaring potential: five to ten years
Bottle price: $$34

We are pleased to release this Syrah, which comes from one of the most distinctive sites growing this noble grape, Alisos Vineyard.  Because the 2007 growing season was somewhat cooler, we harvested on October 17th at a lower sugar content than in past years. This produced a more restrained, elegant version of Alisos Vineyard Syrah than past vintages.

The color is a very dark opaque purple. The aromas are a heady mixture of black pepper, black licorice and ripe blackberries. On the palate the wine is medium bodied, with vibrant flavors of blackberries accented with black pepper. It has moderate tannins which when combined with the relatively high acidity, gives the wine a refreshing, lip-smacking quality. The higher acidity also gives the wine a long, persistent finish.

 Though enjoyable now, the wine will definitely benefit from extended bottle aging.

Enjoy with grilled wild game such as venison, wild boar, and of course more readily available meats such as steak and lamb.

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Other Past Releases

2000 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2001 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2001 Syrah - Rex - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2002 Grenache - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah - Santa Barbara County
2003 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah-Port - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2003 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2004 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2004 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2004 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2005 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2005 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2005 Syrah - Vino Dulce - Santa Barbara County
2005 Grenache - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2006 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2006 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2006 Syrah - Reserva - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2007 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2007 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2008 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2008 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2009 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2009 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2010 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2010 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2011 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2011 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2012 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2012 Syrah - Alisos Vineyard - Santa Barbara County
2013 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley
2013 Grenache - Santa Barbara County
2014 Syrah - Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley

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