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2020 Syrah, Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

2020 Syrah, Tinaquaic Vineyard
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"8% whole cluster was used during fermentation on the 2020 Tinaquaic Syrah from Foxen. Aged on 29% new French oak, it boasts a deep purple and ruby core with a lighter purple rim. Black-peppered charcuterie and green crushed olives start things off, while blue and black fruit, sweet baking spice, and hints of orange pith come from behind. Silky rounded tannins play nicely with the lemony acidity and medium to full-bodied finish. Enjoy this one over the next 8-10 years. About 380 cases were made. " - International Wine Report, 95 Points 

"The 2020 Syrah tinaquaic Vineyard is fabulous.  Rich and inky to the core, with striking depth, th 2020 is drop-dead gorfeous righ out of the gate.  Blueberry, violet, lavendar, incense and licorice all meld together seamlessly. The racy, exuberant style works so well here. there's a touch of whole cluster (8%),m but what comes through most is the wine's remarkable purity of fruit." - Vinous, 93-95 Points 

"All varietal that saw just a splash of stems and aging in 29% new barrels (the balance was in puncheons), the 2020 Syrah Tinaquaic Vineyard offers up a rocking bouquet of ripe blueberries, blackberries, game, bay leaf, and violets. With medium to full body, nicely integrated acidity and tannins, and a great finish, it has a wild, herbal, Northern Rhône-like vibe and I suspect will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. It should last through 2032." JebDunnuck.com, 92+ Points 

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