2013 Barbareno Magnum
Our Barbareño (the name refers to people native to Santa Barbara) is a blend of 76% syrah and 24% petite sirah. Dark and spicy, seductive and complex, the wine is powerful yet shy. Layers of dark fruit and spice accompany chalky syrah tannin, coupled with the masculine structure of petite sirah. This wine rewards with time in bottle or a decanter when opened young. The palate is dense and bold with generous blue and black fruit, savory notes of seared meat and peppercorn, alongside sweet baking spices. Loam soils offer a rounder palate presence, all the while preserving good freshness.