Westerly Wines

Côte Blonde Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Syrah Blend

9.011 ratings
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Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Viognier
Lamb, Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Willie Carter

Deep, dark garnet color in the glass with violet edges. A perfumed nose full of floral aromatics. Pretty violets and white flowers start things off and roasted herbs, black pepper, and just a touch of red fruits. The small amount of Viognier added to the Syrah makes all the difference. It really gives this wine some deftness and complexity. The fruit shines on the palate, with blue and blackberries, strawberry jam, and even a bit of citrus going on. Savory notes of grilled meats and smoke takes things up a notch. Happy Canyon is really producing some underrated gems right now. This is just one of those purely delicious bottles everyone should be drinking.

Deep, dark garnet color in the glass with violet edges. A perfumed nose full of floral aromatics. Pretty violets and white flowers start things off and roasted herbs, black pepper, and just a touch of red fruits. The small amount of Viognier added to the Syrah makes all the difference. It really gives this wine some deftness and complexity. The fruit shines on the palate, with blue and blackberries, strawberry jam, and even a bit of citrus going on. Savory notes of grilled meats and smoke takes things up a notch. Happy Canyon is really producing some underrated gems right now. This is just one of those purely delicious bottles everyone should be drinking.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2017
Brendan Hill

Meaty with hint of vanilla and very hot nose (16.5 abv). Lush, jammy, fruit forward palette with short vanilla oaky finish. Drinks like a Zinfandel.

Meaty with hint of vanilla and very hot nose (16.5 abv). Lush, jammy, fruit forward palette with short vanilla oaky finish. Drinks like a Zinfandel.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2017
Andy Stabile

X-mas gift from step son. Actually opened up after a while and started to show off.

X-mas gift from step son. Actually opened up after a while and started to show off.

Dec 31st, 2020
Jazy

Very jammy and fruity. Definitely on the sweeter side, but not to much.

Very jammy and fruity. Definitely on the sweeter side, but not to much.

Feb 6th, 2019
Laura Haspel

Absolutely delicious. Buy this wine.

Absolutely delicious. Buy this wine.

Nov 18th, 2017
Ivan London

Grilled, smoky meat and tangy fruit/metallic

Grilled, smoky meat and tangy fruit/metallic

Oct 15th, 2017
Ed Mabrie

Delicious! Fruit forward and meaty

Delicious! Fruit forward and meaty

Oct 10th, 2017
Eric Linderman

Eric had this 5 years ago

Eric had this 5 years ago

Feb 5th, 2018
Ivan London

Ivan had this 5 years ago

Ivan had this 5 years ago

Jan 16th, 2018
Cathy Stephens

Cathy had this 5 years ago

Cathy had this 5 years ago

Dec 12th, 2017