Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Vineyard Syrah Blend 2017

Cheers to more blue skies in northern California! 💙 The 2017 Syrah, Grenache, Mataro from Ridge Vineyards is a lovely new world GSM blend 🍷

62% Syrah
27% Grenache
11% Mataro (Mouvedre)

This Syrah dominated wine exhibits aromas of red currant, raspberries, plums, thyme, cedar, oak, and some pepper. On the palate, you'll get a fruit driven viscous sensation probably as a result of the malolactic fermentation. The seemingly sweet tobacco flavors linger on the palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

14.2% ABV. Medium-plus body.

This Southern Rhone style wine did great on a Thursday night! 🍷


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— a month ago

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Conway Family Wines

Deep Sea Red Central Coast Syrah Blend 2009

One of the Spring selections from my Deep Sea membership. The "Red" is a Conway table wine, this iteration being a Rhône style with Syrah taking the majority share of the blend. The Conway Family estate grapes are grown on the central coast, Rancho Arroyo Grande. The Arroyo Grande AVA is a 16 mile long winding valley in San Luis Obispo that offers diverse microclimates yielding a great variety of viticultures. Head to the Santa Barbara Pier one of these Spring days and have a glass at the Deep Sea tasting room! ~$25 | #deepsea #conway #rhonestyle

On the eyes: Blood Red, Garnet Color, Med Opacity, Bright, Light Stain, Med Tears, No Gas/Floc.

On the nose: Vinuous, Cassis with Ripe Red Fruit, Oak notes, trailing into Baking Spices and Vanilla.

On the tongue: Med Acid, Med Alcohol, Med+ Tannin, Jammy Black Plum with Cassis, hints of Vanilla and Tobacco, Med Body with a Weak Structure and Complexity.
— 6 years ago