Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Ampelos Vineyard Syrah

9.030 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mark Eastom

Med body, spice, pepper, menthol, raspberry, soft tannins and approachable alcohol. Good stuff.

Med body, spice, pepper, menthol, raspberry, soft tannins and approachable alcohol. Good stuff.

Dec 29th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Pretty big, but carries enough acidity to pull it off. I always find an interesting saline note from this vineyard, even if it's still pretty buried here under all the young, ripe blue fruit.

Pretty big, but carries enough acidity to pull it off. I always find an interesting saline note from this vineyard, even if it's still pretty buried here under all the young, ripe blue fruit.

May 13th, 2016
J Chechik

Dry cork & a little lean. Tried to aerate, but still not as chewy as previous 07’s. Still didn’t suck 😃

Dry cork & a little lean. Tried to aerate, but still not as chewy as previous 07’s. Still didn’t suck 😃

Jul 22nd, 2022
Michael Meyer

Probably the most “average” Syrah I’ve had from Jaffurs. Not sure if it’s the vintage or vineyard...

Probably the most “average” Syrah I’ve had from Jaffurs. Not sure if it’s the vintage or vineyard...

Jan 30th, 2018
Marty McNees

Fruit bomb goodness

Fruit bomb goodness

Sep 4th, 2017
Marty McNees

Great stuff

Great stuff

Feb 24th, 2017
Patrick Rauber

Cool streak of salinity running through the fruit

Cool streak of salinity running through the fruit

Jan 11th, 2016
Justin Hansohn

Dark and concentrated with a cold weather lift keeping it interesting. No minerality or evident earthiness. Feel like the varietal and the weather are showing but the ground is missing. Drinks well over many days.

Dark and concentrated with a cold weather lift keeping it interesting. No minerality or evident earthiness. Feel like the varietal and the weather are showing but the ground is missing. Drinks well over many days.

Dec 29th, 2015
Chris Rauber

Peppery blue fruits with fiesty tannins.

Peppery blue fruits with fiesty tannins.

May 25th, 2015
Sean Shafik

So meaty elements here but overall too ripe and alcoholic

So meaty elements here but overall too ripe and alcoholic

Jan 7th, 2015