Ampelos Syrah “Gamma” 2013 (750ml/12)
Some dream of spending the rest of their lives on golf courses and cruise ships, but with a taste for business and a love of Santa Barbara wine country, we chose a different retirement plan. 2004 marked the inaugural Ampelos vineyard harvest. The first harvest yielded 15 tons of Pinot Noir and 6 tons of Syrah. In 2005, we planted 10 acres on top of the original 15, totaling 25 acres. Pinot Noir and Syrah remain our primary varietals, with a line of Viognier and just under two acres of Grenache—the ...New York, New Jersey, California
The best black tie BBQ you have ever been too. Rustic yet refined. Prada meets Lucchese and they dance into the night as notes of Turkish tobacco, sweet licorice and Madagascar vanilla permeate the air. Deep hues and luscious layers of currants, blueberries, dark chocolate, cuban cigars, and a hint of mint are the opulent guests of the confident cowboy who is always calm in a room full of strangers.
Wine Spectator"Expressive blueberry, smoky beef and bitter chocolate aromas open to precise, well-structured flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2022. 420 cases made." - TF, October 2017