Dragonette Cellars

Seven Syrah

9.089 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.2

A surprising amount of ripe fruit on the nose but the palate has loads of white and black pepper spiciness, dried herbs, and just a hint of earthiness. Tannins are mellow medium. Great with Coq au Vin.

A surprising amount of ripe fruit on the nose but the palate has loads of white and black pepper spiciness, dried herbs, and just a hint of earthiness. Tannins are mellow medium. Great with Coq au Vin.

Mar 23rd, 2020
Ron Yates

Delicious Syrah! Intense fruit and beautiful balance

Delicious Syrah! Intense fruit and beautiful balance

Nov 6th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Whoaaaa Dragonette per the usual I could drink a gallon. All the classic Syrah fun: ripe blackberries and black pepper, blueberry jam on acid. The darkness! The acid! All pipes up here. Get in.

Whoaaaa Dragonette per the usual I could drink a gallon. All the classic Syrah fun: ripe blackberries and black pepper, blueberry jam on acid. The darkness! The acid! All pipes up here. Get in.

Jul 31st, 2018
813Anacapa

On the nose, the wine displays complex, multi-fruit aromas beginning with blackberry, then moving into raspberry, late season strawberry, and rhubarb pie, complimented by spices and fragrant herbs such as pine, anise, fennel seed, nutmeg, mulling spices, cinnamon, mint, and hints of citrus and citrus flowers along with dark violets. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and richly flavored, yet taut and suave, as complex black and blue fruits mingle with high toned raspberry and ripe pomegranate, fresh mint and bay leaf, pine needles, and tar. The flavors are supported by fine tannins, citrus tinged acidity and a refreshing stone/granite minerality which gives the wine a long finish now and promises further development over the next several years.

On the nose, the wine displays complex, multi-fruit aromas beginning with blackberry, then moving into raspberry, late season strawberry, and rhubarb pie, complimented by spices and fragrant herbs such as pine, anise, fennel seed, nutmeg, mulling spices, cinnamon, mint, and hints of citrus and citrus flowers along with dark violets. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and richly flavored, yet taut and suave, as complex black and blue fruits mingle with high toned raspberry and ripe pomegranate, fresh mint and bay leaf, pine needles, and tar. The flavors are supported by fine tannins, citrus tinged acidity and a refreshing stone/granite minerality which gives the wine a long finish now and promises further development over the next several years.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2015
Julia Cochran

Manager/Buyer The Wine Club-Santa Clara

8.3

Loads of dark chocolate with ripe raspberry and cherry notes throughout. Bacon and pepper on the nose, but not much follow through on the palate. Excellent with short ribs, but lacking crucial minerality that elevates Syrah.

Loads of dark chocolate with ripe raspberry and cherry notes throughout. Bacon and pepper on the nose, but not much follow through on the palate. Excellent with short ribs, but lacking crucial minerality that elevates Syrah.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2015
Cynthia Cosco

Owner/Winemaker Passaggio Wines

8.8

Meaty. Smokey. Blueberry. Cherry. Spice. Pepper. Balanced acid. A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre

Meaty. Smokey. Blueberry. Cherry. Spice. Pepper. Balanced acid. A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2014
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.7

Seriously good wine. Seven vineyards, made by seven folks. Just amazing blending by Brandon. Underbrush and lavender. Consistent palate and nice structure and finish. I'm going to miss you, SB.

Seriously good wine. Seven vineyards, made by seven folks. Just amazing blending by Brandon. Underbrush and lavender. Consistent palate and nice structure and finish. I'm going to miss you, SB.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2013
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

Like a good Saint Joseph. Cured meat, black olive, little oak sweetness and white pepper.

Like a good Saint Joseph. Cured meat, black olive, little oak sweetness and white pepper.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2013
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Meat, olives and dark fruit. Great texture and mouthfeel.

Meat, olives and dark fruit. Great texture and mouthfeel.

Oct 30th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Final wine of the even. A nice light blend. Raisins. Pepper.

Final wine of the even. A nice light blend. Raisins. Pepper.

Dec 25th, 2015