|Syrah is coming into its own as a serious success story in California. A perfect example is Red Skye's 2001 Santa Barbara Syrah. It took a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and for good reason. The wine shows a dark ruby core that fades to a purple rim. The nose is treated to pronounced aromas of blackberry, plum, perfume, chocolate and even some meaty salami. The flavors follow through from the nose and the palate is treated to light tannins and fresh acidity. The wine parts with a deep intensity, and a developed complexity that is long and persistent.
|RegionNorth Central Coast (CA)
|Date added: August 26, 2005
|Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74