1998 Io, Santa Barbara County

Producer: Byron/Io
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: United States, California, Central Coast South/Santa Barbara
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$60.00

Tasting notes


<li> rich fruit, peppers and spice <li> enjoy in 3-5 years <br /><Br /> A pet project of winemaker Ken Brown, IO is a blend of 88% Syrah, 6% Grenache, and 6% Mourvedre. This is the third vintage of IO and this one in particular makes a powerful stateme


Dark, healthy-looking wine with powerful aromas of pepper, spices, and deep, ripe red fruits. Big, but amazingly velvety in texture, it exhibits flavors of earthy, smoky, leathery character, though it never strays from its lush, ripe blackberry focus. Exp

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