Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Produced by AJA Vineyards

The 2016 vintage is AJA's most unique Syrah yet: consisting of 16% Bordeaux varieties and with 18 months on neutral oak, this wine provides a bouquet of different aromas. Blackberry and candy cherry accompany classic Syrah savory notes of black pepper.

Icons/location pin Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California
Icons/wine/red Syrah


The details

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  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Grilled Shellfish, Shrimp Ceviche, Guacamole, Fresh Shellfish, Citrus Salad

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Tasting Notes

Blackberry, Boysenberry, Black Pepper, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Candy Cherry, Mocha, Bitter Almond

What's cool?

Interesting Winemaking Technique

The grapes for this wine were macerated for 2-3 weeks before press.


We aged this wine for 21 months in neutral oak.


Most vintages of the AJA Syrah are single-varietal, but this one contains a field blend of several Bordeaux varietals.

Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

AJA Vineyards

We make pristine wines from the hillsides of our Malibu Estate. We are a family business through-and-through, run by myself (Amanda), my father (Todd), my mother (Heather), and my brothers (Alec and Jack).

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Syrah (84%)
Malbec ()
Merlot ()
Petit Verdot ()
ABV: 14.6%
Syrah (Estrella) from Pamela's Vineyard, Malibu Coast (84%). Harvested on 2016-10-10 .
Malbec from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast ().
Merlot from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast ().
Petit Verdot from Miracle Vineyard, Malibu Coast ().
Press: Maceration for 2-3 weeks
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Neutral Oak, 18 months