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2016 Syrah, Thompson Vineyard
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The first Jaffurs Syrah was made from Thompson Vineyard in 1994, and we’re working in the same block to this day. The 2016 is open and approachable, showing expressive aromatics of bing cherry, baking spice and eucalyptus. Sweet tobacco, pie filling and mint round out the flavor profile. Integrated tannins and a plush mouthfeel make this approachable as a young wine, though 3-7 years cellaring will be rewarded.