Moving to the Syrahs, the 2017 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills was mostly destemmed (70%) and brought up in neutral barrels. It reveals a semi-opaque color as well as notes of blackberries, ground herbs, cedarwood, and cracked pepper. Medium-bodied, elegant, and finesse-driven, it has juicy acidity, a complex, cool-climate style, and good length. It's a more restrained, elegant style that will keep for 7-8 years at a minimum.
- October, 2019, Jeb Dunnuck