Lot 369 | 2021 Ballard Canyon-Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 750ml

Lot 369 | 2021 Ballard Canyon-Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 750ml

Regular price $15.00 Sale price$12.75 Save $2.25
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Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah: A Hidden Gem

Savor a wine consistently awarded 90+ points by renowned critics. Birthed in the Ballard Canyon microclimate, this Syrah emanates from a lineage of winemaking excellence tracing back to the 90s. It captivates with a harmonious blend of blackberry, cassis, and delicate floral undertones. Aged in predominantly French oak, its rich palette promises further depths with age. Originally priced at $36, it's now an irresistible steal at just $15/bottle. Experience the elegance of Santa Ynez Valley's finest, with only 400 cases available. Bottling set for February 2023.


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV.

Original Label Price: $36/bottle | Special Offer: $15/bottle

Consistently celebrated with 90+ point ratings from the likes of Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous.com, and The Wine Enthusiast, this wine is a testament to its pedigree and the prestige of its origins. Sourced from the increasingly renowned Ballard Canyon microclimate, it benefits from the expertise of a seasoned winemaking team whose roots trace back to the 90s. The vineyard's southward orientation proves ideal for nurturing the Syrah grape to its full potential.

For aficionados of the Rhône Ranger style, here's a delightful embodiment of the grape, originating from a hidden gem within the Santa Ynez Valley. This wine entices with a bouquet that melds blackberry with cassis, delicately intertwined with hints of licorice and violet. On tasting, a symphony of flavors unfolds: from meaty dried fruit to blackberry-peppercorn compote, all punctuated with undertones of cocoa nibs. The medium+ acidity and crushed velvet tannin texture promise a rich experience. The finish, although hinting at further depths with age, already impresses with its length and intricacy. The judicious use of oak amplifies the fruit's character rather than overshadowing it, resulting in a wine that is both sensual and elegantly composed.

Details:

  • Grape Composition: 95% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah
  • Origin: 100% Ballard Canyon Estate
  • Production: Hand punch-downs in 1-ton fermenters
  • Aging: 100% BBL-aged, mainly French with a hint of American oak, including 40% new French oak
  • Alcohol Content: 14.8%
  • Availability: Limited 400 cases
  • Bottling: Scheduled for the first week of February 2023

Indulge in this beautifully balanced wine that is brimming with energy, vitality, and grace. Grab your bottle now at this unbeatable price!


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