Our expressive 2020 Santa Maria Valley Syrah opens with the classic spicy aromas and fruit-forward flavors that the Santa Maria Valley sub-AVA is known for. Scents of black and white pepper rise from the glass, followed by layers of red plum, parma violets and a touch of brown spice. Smokey undertones from barrel aging carry through each sip with rich and chalky tannins on the finish. This wine pairs best with BBQ-glazed chicken, grilled lamb chops, leg of lamb Shawarma, or would be the perfect choice during happy hour paired with smoked gouda or salty blue cheese.
Santa Maria Valley
The second oldest appellation in the United States (second only to Napa Valley), Santa Maria Valley is considered to be the heart and soul of Santa Barbara Wine Country. As one of the coolest climate wine production areas in California, it is renowned for its extraordinary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietals that thrive in its unique coastal terroir.