The winery’s only syrah, the latest vintage of which is now being released, has less in common with New World and Australian Shiraz, its hot Rhone Valley-style Americanness suggesting more French inspiration. The grapes come from the flat Ingeborg vineyard, in the eastern, hotter climate part of the Santa Ynez AVA, closer to the Happy Canyon AVA. A 100% syrah wine from a sandy-clay subsoil overlain by river gravel, using a clone of the variety called “Estrella” at 1.5 kg/capital. Harvest in early September. Hand-picked, hand-picked and cold-soaked. 80% aged in French oak barrels for one year, 20% in Hungarian oak barrels for 28 months. Bottled without filtration. The nose is blackberry, roasted chestnut, pine resin, smoked meat, and the taste is equally complex: the blackberry uranium is followed by liquorice, chocolate, saltiness and tobacco. 2600 bottles were produced.
Tantara Ingeborg Syrah
18 190 Ft