2009 Stefania Syrah Split Rail Santa Cruz Mountains


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2011 - 2020 (Edit)
CT89.5 43 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • grossie Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 7, 2018 - Still very nice, tannin is still present, fruit is still rich, but this one didn't wow me like the last. It tasted like a deep dark wine but lacked that bit of funk I like out of a syrah- no bacon fat, no smoked meats. Not sure if it's bottle variation or that the fruit might be fading. One more to go, I'll get to it eventually.

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  • vinole wrote: 92 points

    November 18, 2017 - PnP at a restaurant and ready to go almost right away. Over two years since I last had this, and it has improved. Textbook syrah profile and completely mature. Less full bodied and more acidity than most CA syrah. Thinking this is at peak now given it needs no decanting while still has very good fruit and balance. Really nice.

  • dinwiddie wrote: 85 points

    November 1, 2016 - I found this to be somewhat "hot" with an antiseptic note to it. It wasn't terrible, but lacked fruit and was somewhat thin on the front end. My son just set it aside and said he wasn't interested. The next day it was a little better, but not a lot.

  • AllRed wrote: 91 points

    February 14, 2016 - Finishing up the remaining half of the bottle opened the night before and this has really blossomed. Black fruit, plum, incense and pepper aromas turn to blue fruit and meat. Flavors of black fruit, peppery spice and violets with a subtle tapenade-like quality in the finish. Yeah, these definitely need to be decanted or left alone for a couple of years. Excellent.

  • AllRed wrote: 89 points

    February 13, 2016 - Aromas of spice, dark fruit and roasted meat. Dark fruit and spice flavors on the palate. Has a good bit of acidity showing- really needs to complement a meal. Still on the youthful side of things, I'll have to decant the next one or better still, give them a couple of years yet.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Stefania
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Split Rail
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (28%)
  • Consumed 202 (72%)

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