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2011 Big Basin Syrah Coastview Vineyard


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SKU: 363265-2011-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Bright purple. Ripe black and blue fruits and fruitcake on the expansive, perfumed nose. Broad and fleshy, with deep boysenberry and cassis flavors showing a round texture and a touch of bitter chocolate. Finishes smooth and seamless, with an echo of dark chocolate and mounting tannins. I was reminded of a Barossa shiraz here.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
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  • Big Basin is sited on a 19th century vineyard plot that Bradley Brown discovered when he was surveying the property. He turned up redwood stakes arranged in a grid and found a grapevine growing into a tree. Once he realized the potential, he enlisted John Alban to recommend the best variety for the soils and exposure. The answer was Syrah. The Estate vineyard - Rattlesnake Rock - provides the Santa Cruz Mountain Syrah, and additional fruit is sourced from the highly-regarded Fairview Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A pinot is crafted from Banciforte Ridge, a cool climate Santa Cruz Mountain site. After a few very successful vintages, Big Basin is no longer "a quiet little secret." Yields are now "up" to 1.5 tons per acre.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 5 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors