OUTWARD Syrah Santa Ynez Valley - 2016 Santa Ynez, California
Dark and tangy blackberry and black-plum-fruit aromas meet with a touch of charred meat on the nose of this bottling. The palate is well structured, carrying flavors of elderberry, violet and roasted cocoa on the edges.
The 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah features grapes from the Pace Family and Lucas & Lewellen vineyards, which are located just a mile or so apart in this unique appellation within Santa Barbara County. Whole cluster inclusion at 20% and aged in neutral oak barrels for 18 months with only 50 cases produced. This wine offers expressive aromas and flavors of rich dark chocolate, supple blackberries, toasty vanilla and the warm spice of clove.
"Black cherry, leather, smoke, game, licorice and incense add striking shades of complexity to a classy, Estrella Clone Syrah that beautifully expresses the essence of Santa Ynez in its dark, earthy prole. Pair with Osso Bucco!"