Jaffurs 2017 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah
Bien Nacido is our coolest-climate Syrah vineyard. Planted across two blocks up the hillsides overlooking Santa Maria Valley, this is one of our most exciting wines each year. Partial stem-inclusion and a dollop of Viognier in the fermentation adds savory texture and complexity. Shows flavors of cured meat, dark fruit and black pepper. This is a complex, bold wine that has a history of aging magnificently for up to 15 years and longer. If you chose to open within the first 5 years of the vintage, decanting is highly recommended.
97 points Jeb Dunnuck
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