Jaffurs 2018 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah
Regular price $54.99
Bien Nacido is our coolest-climate Syrah vineyard, planted across two blocks up the hillsides overlooking Santa Maria Valley. The 2018 is a generous wine, showing blue and blackberry fruit, black cherry, and cracked pepper. Partial whole-cluster fermentation lends a meaty quality and texture, while a dollop a Viognier comes through in the lifted aromatics. With a tannin/acid structure that should allow it to age magnificently for up to 15 years or more, it is fairly open as a young wine and may be difficult to resist in the short term. Decanting is highly recommended within 5 years of the vintage.
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