Barrel 27 Wine Company

Head Honcho Syrah

9.146 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
TheSkip

So, here's the story with this. Apparently it was the brainchild of McPrice Myers and Russell From. Russell is the owner of Herman Story, which I obviously have an affinity for given my icon here! Sounds like they had a had breakup and Myers got Barrel 27. He's renamed it Blue Collar so this is being liquidated.

At $19, there is tremendous value here! Near black in the glass. Clove, cedar & sweet oak dominate the nose. Blackberry and cassis on the palate. Good acidity. Moderate tannins. Finish lingers for about 10seconds.

So, here's the story with this. Apparently it was the brainchild of McPrice Myers and Russell From. Russell is the owner of Herman Story, which I obviously have an affinity for given my icon here! Sounds like they had a had breakup and Myers got Barrel 27. He's renamed it Blue Collar so this is being liquidated.

At $19, there is tremendous value here! Near black in the glass. Clove, cedar & sweet oak dominate the nose. Blackberry and cassis on the palate. Good acidity. Moderate tannins. Finish lingers for about 10seconds.

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2016
Kirk Irwin

Berry, butter, smoky BBQ nose - very nice. Thick soft tannins, with butter and berry on the tongue.

Berry, butter, smoky BBQ nose - very nice. Thick soft tannins, with butter and berry on the tongue.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2014
Stephen Carney

2009

Jun 16th, 2015
Aylin Ulku

Didn't like it as much as we remembered. Drank in 2017, 1 yr past recommended date, but still... Not much tannic finish. Balanced but a bit too much baking spice. Paired with grilled meat, which should be fine and it held up. Just not as interesting as we'd hoped.

Didn't like it as much as we remembered. Drank in 2017, 1 yr past recommended date, but still... Not much tannic finish. Balanced but a bit too much baking spice. Paired with grilled meat, which should be fine and it held up. Just not as interesting as we'd hoped.

Oct 28th, 2017
TheSkip

I didn’t see the back label until after purchase. But hell ya!!!!

My notes from before still stand. Slight improvement with 2012 vintage. Great verve here.

I didn’t see the back label until after purchase. But hell ya!!!!

My notes from before still stand. Slight improvement with 2012 vintage. Great verve here.

Oct 5th, 2017
Jake Riekert

Huge. Dark. Complex. $15

Huge. Dark. Complex. $15

Apr 4th, 2017
Laurier Tremblay

Pleasant weeknight quaffing wine

Pleasant weeknight quaffing wine

Feb 5th, 2017
Ken Sangveraphunsiri

Pure Syrah. Let it breath. Delicious.

Pure Syrah. Let it breath. Delicious.

Oct 28th, 2016
Michelle Greene

Mark and Leslie's visit

Mark and Leslie's visit

Aug 27th, 2016
Frank Zbignewich

Dark grape flavor and medium to heavy body. Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak but oak is not overpowering. Excellent value for the price.

Dark grape flavor and medium to heavy body. Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak but oak is not overpowering. Excellent value for the price.

Mar 25th, 2016