Margerum

Über Santa Barbara County Syrah

9.244 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Potato, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Herbs, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Nuts & Seeds, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Baking Spices, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Dark, bloody, fatty, smokey, plummy.

Dark, bloody, fatty, smokey, plummy.

May 21st, 2019
Brian Szluk

Opened up nice very deep blue fruits, mushroom Forrest floor, and mint.

Opened up nice very deep blue fruits, mushroom Forrest floor, and mint.

Jan 1st, 2018
Adam Jesberger

Would love to revisit in a decade. Wild ferment, perpetual 45 day ferment. New and used french oak. Incredibly dynamic, changed dramatically over the hours. Starting out fresh and floral. Almost confected in its macerated blue fruit profile. Lots of dried herbs present. Vanillin and bruleed character to the finish. Then, over a couple hours, it became really peppery(dusty white pepper) and full of fresh lavender and violets. After being decanted for over four hours, the fruit became tart and the acid became more noticeable. This wine is fantastic. The finish goes for an eternity. It had a different story every hour. Loved it.

Would love to revisit in a decade. Wild ferment, perpetual 45 day ferment. New and used french oak. Incredibly dynamic, changed dramatically over the hours. Starting out fresh and floral. Almost confected in its macerated blue fruit profile. Lots of dried herbs present. Vanillin and bruleed character to the finish. Then, over a couple hours, it became really peppery(dusty white pepper) and full of fresh lavender and violets. After being decanted for over four hours, the fruit became tart and the acid became more noticeable. This wine is fantastic. The finish goes for an eternity. It had a different story every hour. Loved it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2015
Cristian "Guanciale" Glade

Cristian had this 7 years ago

Cristian had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2013
Travis Enholm

Integrated complexities and nuances, powerful, shades of old and new world.

Integrated complexities and nuances, powerful, shades of old and new world.

Dec 23rd, 2015
Ryan Sherman

Hedonistic. Big and bold - Uber is right but they pull it off nicely.

Hedonistic. Big and bold - Uber is right but they pull it off nicely.

Aug 24th, 2015
Christanna Honer

First thing I said when I smelled this: "Awwwwyeaaahhh". I still stand by that. Smoky meaty roasted raspberry, boysenberry and pink peppercorn, tea leaf, fresh green leafy herbs. Ripe and powerful attack, but the smoky salami and campfire ash notes are what linger on the palate. Impressive stuff.

First thing I said when I smelled this: "Awwwwyeaaahhh". I still stand by that. Smoky meaty roasted raspberry, boysenberry and pink peppercorn, tea leaf, fresh green leafy herbs. Ripe and powerful attack, but the smoky salami and campfire ash notes are what linger on the palate. Impressive stuff.

Aug 4th, 2015
Amanda Burton

This is lovely, one of my favorite Margerum Syrahs.

This is lovely, one of my favorite Margerum Syrahs.

Jan 13th, 2020
Max Zander

With Ashley, Bonnie, and Ken during my last night in Santa Barbara. Excellent wine.

With Ashley, Bonnie, and Ken during my last night in Santa Barbara. Excellent wine.

Jan 26th, 2019
TheSkip

Delightful. Acid, oak and tannins are all in check. Great #qpr

Delightful. Acid, oak and tannins are all in check. Great #qpr

Sep 20th, 2018