Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah

9.24 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
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The 2016 Syrah is a very pretty wine from Greg Brewer's Ex Post Facto project. Racy and perfumed in the glass, with striking aromatic presence, the 2016 makes a strong opening statement. The red and purplish berry fruit is nicely lifted by floral and savory overtones from the whole clusters. It will be interesting to see where this wine goes in the future. Certainly the debut vintage is promising. Brewer gave the fruit, from Spear, 4-5 days of cold soak followed by a lengthy fermentation/maceration of 45 days or so. The 2016 spent 16 months in neutral French oak. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

The 2016 Syrah is a very pretty wine from Greg Brewer's Ex Post Facto project. Racy and perfumed in the glass, with striking aromatic presence, the 2016 makes a strong opening statement. The red and purplish berry fruit is nicely lifted by floral and savory overtones from the whole clusters. It will be interesting to see where this wine goes in the future. Certainly the debut vintage is promising. Brewer gave the fruit, from Spear, 4-5 days of cold soak followed by a lengthy fermentation/maceration of 45 days or so. The 2016 spent 16 months in neutral French oak. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

Nov 30th, 2018
Peter Hladun

Great example of Santa Barbara Syrah! Fleshy, metallic, bloody...tasty wine

Great example of Santa Barbara Syrah! Fleshy, metallic, bloody...tasty wine

Mar 5th, 2020
Nate Axline

Nate had this 5 years ago

Nate had this 5 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2018
Doug Cranmer

Doug had this 3 years ago

Doug had this 3 years ago

Aug 11th, 2019