Presqu'ile 2018 Syrah SB
Presqu’île 2018 Syrah, Santa Barbara County
NVWE Notes: Focused and showing fine intensity, the aromas of this underpriced Syrah unfold as a medley of black raspberry, dark sour cherry, black fig and blood orange tied to savory-herbal counterpoints of beef jerky, toasted rosemary, cracked black pepper and dark forest floor spice. It is sleek and racy on the palate, where polished tannins step back before the impact of black fruits and spice notes that delightfully mirror the nose, while zesty flavors of cherry pit and nut husk and some underlying tannic grip join to create an impressive note of piquancy in the lingering finish. Terrific now with grilled lamb chops and the like, it will grow more appealing and versatile over the next year or two. 400 cases produced.