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2013 Syrah Zayante Vineyard

2013 Syrah Zayante Vineyard
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Wine Specs
Santa Cruz Mountains
Harvest Date
September 19th
24.5 brix
Neutral French Oak Puncheons and 30% New American Oak
Native Yeast
Bottling Date
April 2016
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Zayante Vineyard is farmed organically, own rooted, and dry farmed. The rare combination consistently delivers some of the finest grapes in the region. You might have heard me say before, older vintages of Beauregard Zayante Syrah are some of the best I have ever taste from California. The secret is time in the bottle so be patient to unlock the potential here. This 2013 has a dark ruby core with purple highlights. The aromas smell like black cherries, wild raspberries, white pepper and damp flowers accented with notes of vintage leather, cured meat and crushed stones. The palate is medium bodied with spicy flavors red and black berries, black pepper, sandalwood and crushed stones. This wine is very pleasurable now, but I will stress again to experience true potential I would advise waiting a few years to open it. This wine will begin to really drink well at the end of 2018 but most likely really hitting its stride well after 2020 and will stay there for another decade if kept well. The best bottles I have had from old Beauregard stock have been about 8-10 years old. - Consulting Master Sommelier Ian Cauble
Vineyard Notes
Located in the Upper Zayante area of the Santa Cruz Mountains and planted in 1988 on a southwest facing slope at 1,100 to 1,300 feet. The vineyard is own-rooted, dry farmed, and certified organic. Sandstone and loamy soils with plantings of Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Grenache.
Production Notes
425 cases produced

Product Reviews

Nels Pearson's Gravatar
Nels Pearson
(Oct 20, 2021 at 8:28 PM)
I kept this in the cellar probably since 2016 & brought out for a relaxing dinner during Restaurant week at Gabriellas in downtown Santa Cruz. Great flavors, spice, dark berries & pepper. A delight. We saved a glass for our server!

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