THE XO SYRAH

Hand harvested at night, fermented with native yeast, and malolactic fermentations. Aged for 16 months in French oak; 20% new. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Dark aromatics of espresso, meat, and white pepper draw you in, but it’s the rich entry on the peppery and dense palate that’s a showcase of this vineyard. They complement the tightly wound but very long finish.

Vineyard Sites

Estate: Bien Nacido Vineyard
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
County: Santa Barbara
Vyd Area: 700 Ft. Elevation. Vines Face Directly South. 16 Miles From The Pacific Ocean.

Varietal

100% Syrah Estrella

Vine Age

Planted In 1973

Yield

2.1 tons/acre

Alcohol

13.0%

Cases

122

Points

96 Points - Vinous
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
93+ Points - Wine Advocate
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

DOWNLOAD TECH SHEET
Purchase Wine
96 Points - Vinous
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
93+ Points - Wine Advocate
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Soils

Monterey shaly loams. This comes from the own rooted original planting in 1973.