2003 Santa Barbara County Syrah
Vineyard Sources: 36% Camp 4 Vineyard from Fess Parker Estate in Santa Ynez Valley,
24% Hampton Vineyard, 19% Starlane Vineyard, 14% Rodney’s Vineyard from Santa Ynez Valley,
4% Marcella’s in Santa Maria Valley & 3 % French Camp Vineyard in Monterey County.
Barrel Aging: 1/3 New French Oak for 25 months.
Alcohol: 15.6% alc. by vol., T.A.: 0.655 g/100ml, p.H.: 3.82, R.S. .17
Dark fruit aromas of black cherry, blueberry, raspberry and plum are accentuated by hints of smoke, black pepper, and cinnamon in this big Syrah. Rich flavors of briary fruits, chocolate liqueur, black cherry, blueberry and sweet oak give way to round, supple tannins and a smooth, soft finish.