Rick Boyer Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

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by Rick Boyer

92%
of 26
would buy again
92%
of 26
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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

92% of 26

2016

91% of 1,017

Top-dollar Syrah with an impeccable track record

    • The kind of dark and toasty red that belongs in a log cabin – full of cozy winter flavors like plums, cocoa and woodsy barrel-age. 
    • ...made by your Santa Barbara savant, Rick! "I was lucky to get top-quality coastal fruit from old vines – a very exclusive and limited crop,"  your winemaker says. That's what you get for funding the guy with 30+ years of coastal winemaking experience!
    • Serve with juicy pork ribs, slathered in a spicy-sweet marinade. It might be the messiest meal ever... but worth it? 100%. 

Aging advice
The wine will age for 7-8 years but is drinkable upon release. And I always say... "Drink 'em while you have 'em"

Serving advice
Open the wine, pour it into your glass and drink it with friends.

Local food match
Pork ribs. Cook over an oak fire with a jerk sauce marinade. Roasted wild duck with caramelized onions and mushrooms is not bad either.