2016 Colson Canyon Syrah
"Roasted figs, grilled pork, bacon fat and coffee liqueur provide a deliciously savory profile on the nose of this bottling. Blackberry juice meets with smoke on the palate, where strong tannins uphold the wine's medium weight." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"Notes of tea and bay leaves lead into chewy plum flavors in this smoky syrah; for braised beef." ~ Wine & Spirits
Colson Canyon Vineyard is a true mountain site with rugged hillsides and rocky soils, lying on the east side of the Santa Maria Valley in northern Santa Barbara County. These unforgiving conditions stress the vine which creates a small cluster with highly concentrated flavors. Because of this, the 2016 Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah is dense and rich with flavors of black plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and smoked meat.
This Syrah is no shrinking violet and should be paired with foods with big flavor; think grilled New York strip, wild boar or even chili Colorado.