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2020 Syrah

2020 Syrah
ESTATE GROWN - SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

The 2020 Syrah presents warm aromas of red cherry, plum and spice with accents of dried herbs. A jammy, sumptuous texture offers rounded flavors of cherry, blueberry, cinnamon and toasted oak with trailing notes of white pepper and mocha. Juicy acidity and plump tannins converge on a smooth, structured finish. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Grown
Acid
.55
pH
3.66
Aging
20 months in French and American oak barrels (40% new oak)
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2020 Syrah presents warm aromas of red cherry, plum and spice with accents of dried herbs. A jammy, sumptuous texture offers rounded flavors of cherry, blueberry, cinnamon and toasted oak with trailing notes of white pepper and mocha. Juicy acidity and plump tannins converge on a smooth, structured finish.
Vineyard Notes
The 35-acre Brick Barn estate vineyard lies just north of the Santa Ynez River in a largely unexplored winegrowing corridor near the city of Buellton in the western Santa Ynez Valley. The 2020 Syrah finds harmony and complexity as a blend of two estate blocks—Block 8 (Clone 1), which produces dark fruit with robust tannins; and Block 14 (Clone 470) which yields a lighter character and red fruit tones. These blocks are planted along an upper highland at an elevation of 550 feet. Here, rocky loam and limestone soils provide ideal conditions for classic Rhône varieties. Persistent sun exposure ensures ripe flavors, while the Pacific Ocean—just 10 miles away—delivers daily cooling that maintains fruit acidity and structure.
Winemaker Notes
After night harvesting, the fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for five days to initiate a gentle extraction of color and flavor. The wine was then fermented in a mix of small open-top bins and tanks, with two punchdowns and one pumpover performed daily for balanced extraction and aeration. In the classic Côte-Rôtie style, a small lot of whole-cluster Viognier (10%) was incorporated into the fermentation to intensify the color and lift to the aroma profile. After gentle pressing, the lots were settled and racked to French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels, where they aged for 20 months. Forty percent of the barrels featured new oak to accentuate the wine with hints of sweet spice and toasted oak. The French oak imparted subtle toasted oak structure, while the complement of American oak layered in sweeter notes of vanilla and baking spice. French oak: subtle toasted oak flavors American oak: more sweetness
Food Pairing Notes
The 2020 Syrah makes an excellent match for winter beef stews, rosemary pork chops, mushroom casserole and grilled lamb with herbes de Provençe.
Other Notes
The ocean-cooled climate, elevated exposures and rocky soils of the Brick Barn estate are ideal for growing Syrah. This distinctive terroir imparts a Northern Rhône-style character to the fruit, with rich flavors, luscious acidity, light spice and fine structure—the hallmarks of world-class Syrah.

Product Reviews

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Christina Bixby
(Mar 8, 2023 at 12:13 PM)
This wine is my new favorite! This had lovely berry and spice flavors that really made it great. It works well on its own or when I paired with a lamb stew.

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Linda F
(Mar 8, 2023 at 1:33 PM)
This Syrah is something you must keep on hand. Just as some foods feel like “comfort foods”, this wine is a true “comfort wine”. It will delight you and comfort you every time you open a bottle. Cheers!

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Julie J.
(Mar 8, 2023 at 4:15 PM)
I agree with Linda! This is a truly comfort wine, full with berries and subtle spice, satisfying and soulful. I've tried other Syrahs and this one stands out as my favorite.

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Corina Adams
(Mar 9, 2023 at 1:17 PM)
This Syrah is to die for! It is a smooth sip ever time yet still packed with rich flavors. My new favorite wine.

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Rey G
(Mar 26, 2023 at 1:09 AM)
My favorite wine. Easy to drink, pairs well with cheese, as well as steak. Delicious!

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Colin Newsom
(Dec 11, 2023 at 8:53 AM)
I usually go with the Acier Chardonnay for my allocations, but no more! This peppery Syrah is the perfect red wine for winter outside by the fire at Brick Barn listening to the Low Down Dudes.

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