Allan Hancock 2016 Syrah (Santa Barbara County)

Editors' Choice

Allan Hancock College's vineyard is in the city of Santa Maria, and much closer to the coast than most of the Santa Maria Valley appellation. That gives this Syrah extreme cool-climate character, from tar, peppercorn, roasted lamb and black-currant paste on the nose to a tense palate loaded with cracked pepper, rosemary and game. Fresh acidity provides a juicy quality too. Matt Kettmann

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste