2011 Syrah Santa Ynez Valley

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Tasting Notes:

Syrah vines grow well in both cool and warm climates and produce beautiful, though very different wines in each.  Warm climate Syrah is often jammy on the palate with lots of dark stone fruit and berry flavors.  Cool climate Syrah tends to be less fruit-forward with flavors of coffee, spice, leather and smoke. 

Consilience’s 2011 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah (SYV) includes fruit from several different vineyards making for a blend that shows Syrah at its best.  Enticing aromas of raspberry and herbs de Provence lead to a palate of cherry, blackberry and coffee with hints of rhubarb and leather.  This easy drinking red is perfect with grilled hickory-smoked hangar steak or burgers topped with smoked Gouda.  Pull the cork and taste the valley with Consilience’s SYV Syrah! 

149 cases produced

85% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache

Varietal Characteristics

Syrah can be a very versatile Rhone varietal, generally having a medium to heavy body, branded with blackberry tones. Depending on the area it is grown, it can also have pepper flavors, making it an excellent compliment to a steak

Vineyard Source

Estelle Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA is a warm climate zone in the Santa Ynez Valley.  This vineyard site is optimal for many Italian grape varieties allowing full flavor development.

Tierra Alta Vineyard sits at very high elevation in the Santa Ynez valley. This elevation provides great exposure to the long days of sunshine we have here in Santa Ynez.


2011 Syrah Santa Ynez Valley