Red

2012 Jaffurs Syrah Upslope

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2018 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Snoman Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 25, 2021 - At age 12, as typical of Jaffurs top cuvees, this beauty is still evolving and getting even better by the minute. Not to be confused with an Hermitage or Cote Rotie, but equally as appealing with its fruit basket of flavors, gripping structure and everlasting finish. Pure California perfection without flaws or rough edges anywhere. Highly recommended.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 16, 2021 - Silky and dark Santa Barbara Syrah with saline minerality and supple tannins. Full bodied and delicious.

  • HOS wrote: 94 points

    July 26, 2019 - PnP. Secondary notes are primary now. Earth, leather with some currant. Full bodied, strong finish. Great.

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  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 25, 2018 - Very masculine and peppery Syrah, still formidable on the second day. I'll give my last bottle a bit more cellar time to see if it softens.

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  • yonster24 wrote:

    December 23, 2017 - 2 hour decant softened this up a bit, but this still has ages to go. Deep color to it. Pepper, black olive, uncooked meat on the nose. Med/full bodied on the palate. Definitely not over the top. Med/full bodied on the palate but not over the top at all. Perfectly in balance with great acidity and tannins that should integrate with time.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jaffurs
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Upslope
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (5%)
  • In Cellars 66 (44%)
  • Consumed 76 (51%)

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