Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Syrah

9.1165 ratings
9.022 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Mark Eastom

Big boy.. Definitely a wine made for the big/jammy/toasty fan. Not my cup of tea, but made well and I'm sure has a following. Was a bit confused by the label.. Talked up as a benchmark for cool climate Syrah, but made in a warmer style.

Big boy.. Definitely a wine made for the big/jammy/toasty fan. Not my cup of tea, but made well and I'm sure has a following. Was a bit confused by the label.. Talked up as a benchmark for cool climate Syrah, but made in a warmer style.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

Great complexity.

Great complexity.

Mar 27th, 2017
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.8

I tend to be a fan Jaffurs, but this one is getting a little long in the tooth. It has that aged very ripe Syrah thing (hot stewed fruit) that I get from many Paso Syrahs of this era. Still enjoyable in a guilty pleasure kind of way.

I tend to be a fan Jaffurs, but this one is getting a little long in the tooth. It has that aged very ripe Syrah thing (hot stewed fruit) that I get from many Paso Syrahs of this era. Still enjoyable in a guilty pleasure kind of way.

May 8th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Leaner than I remember, and for me that's a good thing. Pretty fruit, surprising balance, and (as usual) built for the long haul.

Leaner than I remember, and for me that's a good thing. Pretty fruit, surprising balance, and (as usual) built for the long haul.

Mar 7th, 2016
Matt K
9.3

A standout among standouts at Jaffurs holiday party.

A standout among standouts at Jaffurs holiday party.

Dec 23rd, 2015
Michael Descamps

Elegant and precise.

Elegant and precise.

Oct 22nd, 2015
Travis Enholm

Flavor, balance, some structure, all around good wine for a good price. 375 ml @Zack Geers

Flavor, balance, some structure, all around good wine for a good price. 375 ml @Zack Geers

Aug 15th, 2015
Ezekiel Hampton

Santa Barbara fruit punch, but much leaner and higher acid than the last one i tried. Great food wine, but enough fruit to enjoy on its own too

Santa Barbara fruit punch, but much leaner and higher acid than the last one i tried. Great food wine, but enough fruit to enjoy on its own too

Jul 28th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

Made from five different vineyard sites the Goldie lox vintage

Made from five different vineyard sites the Goldie lox vintage

Jan 29th, 2015
Edgar Poureshagh

Wonderfully consistent. Always a great example of Santa Barbara county syrah.

Wonderfully consistent. Always a great example of Santa Barbara county syrah.

Dec 28th, 2014