Syrah Reserve 2018
South Face Block
4 October 2018
French (100%), 29% 2 yr, 71% neutral
23 July 2020
The well-drained soils of South Face’s steep slopes produced this complex Syrah. Aromas and flavors of blackberries, garrigue, and pepper fold into layers of elegant tannins to create a lengthy finish.
93 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, "This is full-bodied, full-throttle Syrah action where the acidity is brisk and the tannins firm. Black cherry, pine needle and lavender-filled garrigue aromas lead the way. Then concentrated blackberry and juicy sliced orange flavors take over, cheered on by a touch of cinnamon. Quite a hedonistic treat. — Michael Alberty"
Abacela's Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Andrew Wenzl, Winemaker
303 cases produced