Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah 2021 750ml - The Grape Tray
Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah  2021 750ml
SKU: 522

Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah 2021

  • we95
  • jd93
  • v92


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara
Brand Jaffurs
Alcohol/vol 14.3%

Winery Notes:

The 2021 Santa Barbara County Syrah combines fruit from six top sites spanning the entire county. After blending trials, a small amount of Petite Sirah and Grenache are added for complexity and aromatic lift. More than a sum of its parts, showing plum and Herbes de Provence aromatics, with flavors of raspberry, mint and peppercorn. This medium-bodied wine was fermented with 18% stem-inclusion and aged in neutral oak for 10 months. A pure and fresh Syrah that is made to be approachable in its youth, but has the structure to cellar for some years to come.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

This is a great representation of a solid Syrah bottling that touches on both the cooler and warmer aspects of the grape. Intense aromas of blackberry, black peppercorns and charred shishito peppers decorate the nose. The palate is dense, showing rich cassis flavors, but it's also elegant in spices, with pepper, iodine and purple flower flavors. Quite seamless.

May 1, 2024
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Readers looking for a brilliant Syrah from the Central Coast that won't break the bank should jump on the 2021 Syrah, a pure, medium to full-bodied, complex, incredibly satisfying Syrah that hits all the right notes. Blackberries, bouquet garni, ground pepper, and hints of game all define the aromatics, and it has a sense of purity and class that makes you think it would sell for twice its going rate. It's terrific today yet should easily have 7-8 years of overall longevity. The blend is 85% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, and the rest Grenache, from the Bien Nacido, Thompson, Larner, Kimsey, and Donnachadh vineyards, that saw a splash of stems and 10 months in neutral barrels.

August 30, 2023
  • v92

The 2021 Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is fabulous. Rich, ample and forward, the 2021 offers up copious blue/purplish fruit, rose petal, lavender, mocha and sweet spice. A dollop of whole clusters (15%) add further layers of nuance. Soft, silky contours wrap it all together in style. Drinking window 2023-2029.

July 2023

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