2016 Syrah - John Sebastiano Vineyard
Our 2016 John Sebastiano Syrah shows this beautiful vineyard's cool climate character, created in thanks to the marine air that travels through the Santa Rita Hills appellation. It expresses itself as a more feminine Syrah than our 2016 Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley.
20% whole cluster inclusion. Aged in neutral oak barrels for 18 months.
Only 50 cases produced.
90 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2016 Syrah John Sebastiano is bright and nicely focused, with plenty of red fruit and oral overtones that give the wine its perfumed personality. This is an especially bright, lean style for John Sebastiano, where the wines tend to be richer in feel. Medium in body gracious and driven, with a good bit of energy from the 20% whole clusters, the 2016 has a lot to offer."