Saarloos & Sons

Little Boy Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah 2013

Friday night and I have opened the 2013 Saarloos & Sons Little Boy Syrah. This comes from the Ballard Canyon AVA of the Central Coast of California in Santa Barbara County. Keith Saarloos and the Saarloos Family do a wonderful job in their winemaking and this Little Boy Syrah is no exception.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit of blackberry, blueberry, mint, licorice, cola, clove, all spice and a chocolate note.

On the palate the fruit comes through very nicely with lovely notes of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, licorice, clove, a herbaceousness and some well blended oak.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + tannins that are grippy that lead to a long enjoyable finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 8 days ago

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David T

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Nicely executed.

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Such a great site

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