You either like this or you don't, and I do. Hammerhead type of wine, but clearly defined. Medium to high acidity, with still noticeable tannins. Nose has dark fruits, a little red, and a little too much plum, whch could be confusing for fire-starters.
Still young - not awkward but shoes aren't a perfect fit yet either. The leading nose is followed (but with time - think some hours) by leather, bacon fat, meat. Characteristic SBC syrah. All in. Give a few more years and be handsomely rewarded
Really nice strawberry red color. Sweet fruit, spice and pepper on the nose and palate. Could use a few years to integrate more but a real pleasure to drink now. Paired well with a Santa Maria tri-tip.
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