Jackson Estate Santa Barbara Syrah 2020
Full bodied and inky purple, with a blue-violet, spicy bouquet that translates into lush blackberry and cola flavors. The wine is palate-filling and rich without being cloying or flabby; in perfect balance for a bold wine.
91 Points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2022
Crisp black raspberry, lavender and damp earth aromas show on the nose of this bottling. The palate is both savory and refreshing, with fruit punch, red flower blossom and dried meat flavors.
91 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2021
From the Barham Vineyard, this bottling begins with deep and dark aromas of black currant, blackberry and purple flowers on the nose. The palate is loaded with candied purple fruit and flowers, cut by a line of intranet acidity and rounded with a bit of smoke.
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak, 5% new.
Mix of clay and sandy loam with gravel on the upper Southeast facing slope at the Barham vineyard and the upper Northeast sandy beach corner of Neely Vineyard. In addition, the soils in the Santa Maria Valley bench are well drained and calciferous.