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2013 Cypher Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "One Tree Hill Block"

Winery: Cypher

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "One Tree Hill Block"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 290

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 3, 2016

Wine Review: This ruby colored Syrah from Santa Barbara opens with a blueberry and cherry vanilla bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile remains a blueberry and cherry vanilla blend with notes of oak and hints of boysenberry. The finish is dry and it fruit flavors linger for a little bit. There are no noticeable tannins. This Syrah is food friendly and would pair well with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: On the Nose: Deep blueberry and black fruits with Violets and white pepper. Eyes hidden behind a tragic veil of mocha, spice and creamy toasted oak. On the Palate: Layers of deep, dark blueberry, boysenberry, alternating with bright red berry fruit. Long n the palate with a brooding but seductive structure laced with tobacco, cassis and exotic spices. Velvet tannins dressed in black trail into a creamy toasted oak finish with a suggestion of Crème Brulee. She will seduce you. You will do anything she asks.

Organic status: not organic

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