Piedrasassi Syrah Patterson & Sebastiano 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
WE
96
VM
94
WA
92
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
WE
96
Rated 96 by Wine Enthusiast
If not already crowned, Sashi Moorman is certainly in the running for king of cool-climate Syrah. This appellation blend from Patterson and Casa Cassara vineyards begins with fresh lavender, crunchy black raspberry, white pepper and singed rosemary on the nose. The palate continues the message, showing char, tar, pepper, purple fruits, gritty tannins and bright acidity. Drink now through 2038. (Cellar Selection) ... More details
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Piedrasassi Syrah Patterson & Sebastiano 2018 750ml

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Professional Ratings
WE
96
VM
94
WA
92
WE
96
Rated 96 by Wine Enthusiast
If not already crowned, Sashi Moorman is certainly in the running for king of cool-climate Syrah. This appellation blend from Patterson and Casa Cassara vineyards begins with fresh lavender, crunchy black raspberry, white pepper and singed rosemary on the nose. The palate continues the message, showing char, tar, pepper, purple fruits, gritty tannins and bright acidity. Drink now through 2038. (Cellar Selection)
VM
94
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Syrah (Sta. Rita Hills) is a racy, exuberant wine. Super-ripe dark red cherry, plum, lavender and rose petal infuse the 2018 with so much character. Voluptuous and creamy, with striking textural richness, the 2018 has so much going on. Stylistically, it is one of the more fruit-forward wines in the range. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well right out of the gate. The 2018 is mostly Patterson, with a touch of John Sebastiano fruit.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Syrah Sta. Rita Hills has pure cassis and boysenberry aromas with nuances of violet, smoked meats and fragrant earth. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated with bright acidity and crunchy fruit character, finishing long and lifted. 273 cases produced.
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size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
Overview
Rated 96 - If not already crowned, Sashi Moorman is certainly in the running for king of cool-climate Syrah. This appellation blend from Patterson and Casa Cassara vineyards begins with fresh lavender, crunchy black raspberry, white pepper and singed rosemary on the nose. The palate continues the message, showing char, tar, pepper, purple fruits, gritty tannins and bright acidity. Drink now through 2038. (Cellar Selection)
green grapes

Varietal: Syrah

Known as Syrah in most countries around the world, and Shiraz in Australia and certain other regions of the New World, this grape varietal has proven over the centuries to be one of the most powerful and flavorful red wine grapes there is. It is now one of the planet's most widely grown grapes, and is a favorite with wineries as a result of its robustness and versatility. It isn't easy to identify many characteristics of this particular varietal, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and shows significant differences in flavor and character depending on the terroir it is grown in, and the climatic conditions of the region. However, Syrah is most widely associated with full bodied, strong and loud red wines, packed full of fruity and spicy flavors, held in a beautifully deep red liquid.
barrel

Region: California

It isn't difficult to see how California became one of the world's most important, successful and influential wine regions. Since the first vines were planted in the state by Spanish pioneers in the 18th century, the region has made the most of its ideal climatic conditions, which range from hot, dry and arid to windswept and cool, for vineyard cultivation and wine production. Today, California has almost half a million acres under vine, and hundreds of independent and well established wineries dotted across its vast wine-making areas. Californian wines range from the traditional, and those emulating fine Old World wines, to the experimental and unique, and it is the home to many of the world's most exciting and trailblazing wineries producing excellent bottles for the global market.
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.
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Varietal: Syrah

Known as Syrah in most countries around the world, and Shiraz in Australia and certain other regions of the New World, this grape varietal has proven over the centuries to be one of the most powerful and flavorful red wine grapes there is. It is now one of the planet's most widely grown grapes, and is a favorite with wineries as a result of its robustness and versatility. It isn't easy to identify many characteristics of this particular varietal, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and shows significant differences in flavor and character depending on the terroir it is grown in, and the climatic conditions of the region. However, Syrah is most widely associated with full bodied, strong and loud red wines, packed full of fruity and spicy flavors, held in a beautifully deep red liquid.
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Region: California

It isn't difficult to see how California became one of the world's most important, successful and influential wine regions. Since the first vines were planted in the state by Spanish pioneers in the 18th century, the region has made the most of its ideal climatic conditions, which range from hot, dry and arid to windswept and cool, for vineyard cultivation and wine production. Today, California has almost half a million acres under vine, and hundreds of independent and well established wineries dotted across its vast wine-making areas. Californian wines range from the traditional, and those emulating fine Old World wines, to the experimental and unique, and it is the home to many of the world's most exciting and trailblazing wineries producing excellent bottles for the global market.
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Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
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Appellation: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.