Red

2013 Lillian Winery Syrah

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • tak4 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 17, 2019 - Willamette Valley May 2019; 5/17/2019-5/18/2019: Had tried the luxury cuvee version of this wine previously and it had left me cold. Today I liked it better, but the setting had something to do with it. Deep intense purple color. Beefy, olive, and pepper nose. Pepper and spice on the palate. Really nice!

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  • RGCM Gananda wrote: 91 points

    April 30, 2019 - This was a very interesting and different style of syrah. Initially softer on the nose than I was expecting, showing red cherry, red berries and earth. The longer it was open, the more the nose switched towards black cherry and the earth notes and even light spices started to come out. Medium bodied and very rounded, open and accessible. Black cherry and some hints of red cherry upfront with lots of brightness. Mid-body is expressive, showing a bit more depth and adding slightly darker black fruit. Earth and spices show on the back along with moderate, but very fine grained tannins.

    Like the winemaker's Antica Terra pinot noirs, this wine is all about balance. If you're looking for a full bodied, powerful syrah with lots of gamey notes or huge amounts of earthiness, tannins and spices, this isn't the wine for you. At first, I wasn't sure I would even identify it as syrah, if tasting blind. However, the longer it was open, the more background notes started to show up through the middle. It might not fit the standard model for "California syrah", "Washington State syrah" or even "Northern or Southern Rhone". All I can say is the fruit expression was excellent and I really enjoyed drinking it and will need to try it a few more times in a few more vintages before I can truly express an informed opinion.

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  • AGELVIS wrote: 90 points

    March 24, 2019 - One hour open (slow ox, no decant) before drinking. Deep dark magenta color. Jasmin, violets, dates, black cherry, vinyl, blood (iron) on the rich, fruit forward and somewhat brooding nose. Smooth, dry palate, with good acidity that lingers on the tongue. Soft tannins on the medium+ finish.

    This is very nice, but missing some of the classic ashy/meaty Syrah notes. There could have been a bit more tannic structure as well. In any event, it’s a nice wine, like most of Maggie Harrison’s.

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  • MC2 Wines wrote:

    January 6, 2019 - Winorama: A winter in Wineland III; 1/4/2019-1/13/2019 (Portland/Willamette, Eureka, Napa): Have been drinking a lot of Northern Rhone of late and I appreciated some of those notes here. There's some of that meatiness. Still kindof darker fruits. It's nice and well put together. Has a certain class to it. Very young so will be sitting on these for awhile.

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  • smphelps wrote: 89 points

    November 17, 2018 - Some Lillians have been silly good to me, but this one was just ok. A little angular, with some looseness in the mid-palate.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lillian Winery
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 7070330649074

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 560 (75%)
  • Consumed 175 (24%)

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