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2021 Syrah, State Street
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The 2021 is our inaugural release of our new second label, “State Street”. The State Street Syrah combines fruit from some of our favorite vineyard sites along with components from new sites we’ve more recently discovered on the Central Coast. The result of multiple rounds of blending trials, the nose shows dense notes of plum, dark chocolate, mulberry, and pepper, with hints of fresh herb and freshly ground coffee. Soft, round and rich on the palate, this wine is made for immediate pleasure, but will continue to evolve for 3-4 more years and hold for several years longer.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points ~ This new, value-priced label from longtime Syrah master Jaffurs is a stunner, with loads of energy alongside ample complexity. Smashed plum, lilac, roasted meat, and pepper aromas make for an elegant nose. Young tannins grip the sip, framing penetrating flavors of purple fruit and peppery spice, with zippy acidity from front to finish. — Matt Kettmann