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2020 Syrah, Larner Vineyard

2020 Syrah, Larner Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Ballard Canyon AVA
Vineyard Designation
Larner Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.4
Item Ships: Dec 12, 2022
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$55.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 20SYLRN

  BALLARD CANYON AVA  |  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY



Reviews
2019 Syrah, Larner Vineyard

Wine Enthusiast  95 points ~ Review will be published online in late September and in the November print issue.

2018 Syrah, Larner Vineyard

Jeb Dunnuck  97+ points ~ The 2018 Syrah Larner Vineyard (co-fermented with 2% Viognier and fermented with 35% stems) sports a dense purple hue to go with a surprisingly rich, powerful style carrying lots of ripe red, blue, and black fruits as well as ground pepper, violets, game, and tapenade-like aromas and flavors. It shows more and more elegance with time in the glass and is full-bodied and wonderfully concentrated, with building tannins and lots of minerality on the finish. It's a killer wine, yet patience is required. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decades. Maturity 2023-2044. — Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Enthusiast  95 points ~ Lavender, pepper dust and crushed boysenberry aromas make for a spicy, fresh and savory nose on this single-vineyard expression. There's firm and compelling tension on the palate, which frames the fresh purple-fruit, licorice-flake and cracked pepper flavors. — Matt Kettmann

Vinous  91 points ~ The 2018 Syrah Larner Vineyard offers a terrific expression of this Ballard Canyon site. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco, cedar, licorice, dried herbs, and lifted floral notes give the 2018 quite a bit of complexity and overall dimension. Drinking window 2023-2033. — Antonio Galloni

2017 Syrah, Larner Vineyard

Jeb Dunnuck  92 points ~ The 2017 Syrah Larner Vineyard comes from a top site in Ballard Canyon and includes a splash of Viognier and 70% whole clusters. Aged 22 months in 25% new French oak, it has a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, crushed flowers, smoked game, and toasted spices. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced on the palate, it's another terrific, complex, layered wine in this lineup that will evolve for 10-12 years. Maturity 2020-2032. — Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous  94 points ~ The 2017 Syrah Larner Vineyard is a deeply intriguing, beautiful wine. Dark red fruit, mint, iron and incense form a compelling profile. The 2017 is a potent, intense wine, and yet it expresses that sense of energy that is such a signature of Larner and Ballard Canyon. Savory overtones and a spine of tannin take this gorgeous Syrah through to the finish. Impressive. Drinking window 2022-2032. — Antonio Galloni.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Ballard Canyon AVA
Vineyard Designation
Larner Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.4