Please Note: This is a pre-release special available only to Cellar Club Members through May 31st, 2020. It is available to ship immediately. $10 Flat-Rate shipping will be applied.
Our 4.6 acre parcel of Tablas clone Syrah was planted on the highest hill of our estate—the site of an ancient riverbank—almost 25 years ago. Our diurnal climate ripens the grapes during the warm days, then sends the vines into hibernation during the cool nights to preserve acid and structure, resulting in fruit of great elegance and balance. Rhône aficionado Jeb Dunnuck tastes a barrel sample of this wine each year before it is bottled, which he did for this vintage almost a year ago while it was still maturing in barrel. Here's what he had to say at the time:
"The 2017 Syrah Estate saw a longer maceration as well as 27 months in 15% new French oak. It's deep ruby/plum color is followed by classic Syrah notes of blackberries, ground pepper, spice box, and dried herbs. It's medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, has sweet tannins, and a great finish. 91-93 points"
In addition, we'll be going live with this wine! Tune into Instagram Live next Friday, 5/15, at 4:00pm. Tasting room manager Seth will be opening up this bottle as well as other Rideau Syrah bottlings and doing a vintage comparison. We'd love for you to pop a bottle with us and ask any questions you have about these wines, or anything else! If you're not following us on Instagram, simply follow us @rideauvineyard and you'll be alerted when we start our live stream.
Purchasable in six bottle increments, up to a max of two cases. Our team is doing free hand-delivery within Santa Barbara County! If you're within our county, select "Pick Up at Winery" during checkout and make a note in the Order Notes that you'd like us to deliver to your doorstep.
6 Bottle Pre-Release Special: $205.80 (30% off)
12 Bottle Pre-Release Special: $382.20 (35% off)
* Receive special pricing when purchasing 6 or 12 bottles.
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