Andrew Murray Vineyards Syrah 2010 Watch Hill Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley

| May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Andrew Murray Vineyards Syrah 2010
Santa Barbara County, California

Price: $30.00




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The Watch Hill Vineyard lies in the cool reaches of the Los Alamos Valley. The grapes are allowed to reach very high maturity levels, while retaining a stunning natural acidity due to warm, sunny days and cool nights, and soils rich in sand and calcareous material. This results in a classic, cool-climate Syrah that is refreshing, rather than heavy or cloying.  We added 3% Viognier to this vintage in hommage of our old Roasted Slope Syrah.  The 2010 (like the 2009 before) just begged for a little something extra, and the Viognier delivered by lifting the nose and by helping to keep this Syrah remain yummy and dinstinctive.  The aromas and flavors lean toward bright red fruits…cherries, raspberries, currants, and cranberries, with just a touch of a floral/violet note (from the Viognier) with a spicy note dominated by fresh black pepper and a dose of sweet French oak. This wine is quite quaffable now, but you will be rewarded if you wait 2-7 years to drink this one.


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Category: California, Central Coast, Find Wine, Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley

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