Individual AVA analysis and top California Syrah from:
Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Napa County & Sierra Foothills, Monterey County, Paso Robles & San Luis Obispo
At the southern end of California’s Central Coast, Santa Barbara County is an epicentre for expressive, nuanced Syrah. Exposure to the Pacific Ocean and the Transverse Ranges provide insulation from the desert-like conditions surrounding the region.
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Matthew Luczy’s top Santa Barbara County Syrahs to try
The first nine wines below were tasted by Matthew Luczy in December 2020. The other wines were tasted on previous occasions.