Santa Barbara "VVS" Syrah, 2018

Produced by Monis Cellars

This Syrah comes from grapes grown just south of the town of Los Alamos, along a stretch of Highway 101 frontage. A gentle punch down and almost two years in French Oak result in a smooth wine, with layers of dark fruits and pepper.

Icons/location pin Santa Barbara, California
Icons/wine/red Syrah
Icons/star Limited wine (300 cases produced)

The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Hamburger, Grilled Protein, Braised Beef

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Tasting Notes

Pepper, Dark Fruit

What's cool?

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Barrel-aged

This Syrah has spend almost 2 years in French Oak barrels.

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

During fermentation, a technique called 'Punching Down' was used to submerge the cap of skins and solids, thereby increasing skin-to-juice contact.

Santa Barbara, California

Monis Cellars

Monis Cellars is a small boutique wine company in Santa Barbara. Our grapes are hand picked and sustainably grown. We produce small batches of wine to oversee quality.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Syrah (97%)
Viognier (3%)
ABV: 14.4%
Harvest
Syrah from Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Barbara County (97%).
Viognier from Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Barbara County (3%).
Winemaking
Fermentation: Punch Down
Aging
22 months in French Oak barrels