Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of <a href="https://userway.org">website accessibility</a>
  • Home
  • 2010 Lillian Syrah Santa Barbara

2010 Lillian Syrah Santa Barbara

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 241341-2010-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (made from fruit grown in the White Hawk, Stolpman and Bien Nacido vineyards): Inky purple. Assertive aromas of black and blue fruits, spicecake, olive and smoky minerals. Picks up a sexy floral nuance with air, which carries onto the palate, joining vibrant boysenberry and blackcurrant flavors. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which clings with superb focus and persistence. I get no trace of heat here despite the fact that the wine is carrying 15.3% alcohol, but I've come to expect that from Maggie Harrison's wines. Speaking of which, I had the chance to revisit the outstanding 2009 Lillian syrah this fall and while its flamboyant fruit is still on full display its tannins are making their presence felt more than at this time last year. The wine is delicious after a few hours of decanting but my inclination would be to keep it buried in the cellar for at least another five years.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2013
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: alshoh01

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 60 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 16 collectors)