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Beckmen Vineyards

Cuvée Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend 2014

Taut, focused and beautifully balanced. The 50% Syrah is lifted and fresh, while the other grapes blend seamlessly. Possibly the most underrated Rhone blend made in the US. #beckmen #santaynez — 3 years ago

Brander

Bouchet Estate Bottled Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

V smooth, currant, cola, a little green, easy-drinking #july3, #santaynez #deedubcellar — 3 years ago

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Dragonette Cellars

John Sebastian Vineyard Syrah 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.3

deep ruby
clean pronounced black fruit, bramble, black cherry, MLF cream, oak cedar smoke and chocolate
smooth tannins
#sbcountywines #dragonettecellars #santaynez #syrah
— 3 years ago

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Foxen

Toasted Rope Syrah 2013

This Foxen vintage is part of their Rhône style portfolio of wines. It's a co-fermented 82% Syrah and 18% Viognier blend from the Vogelzang vineyard. That unusual pairing leads to some very interesting flavors on the tongue - stone fruit and light red berry in a medium bodied juicy red wine. This one came in my December shipment and is always a wonderfully drinkable wine. ~$44 | #foxen #syrah #santaynez #vogelzang

On the eyes: Day bright crimson red, clear and medium concentration. Med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: A touch of violet and delicate herbaceousness rounded by pluot, mission fig, and toasty notes. Med+ alcohol.

On the tongue: Med tannin, med+ acid, med+ alcohol, med body. Floral, stewed plums, figs, and red currents with a clean oaky finish. A nice Rhône style that's a bit chewy with a lovely long finish.
— 4 years ago