2015 LILLIAN WINERY Syrah 75cl (Santa Barbara County, California, USA)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - 100% Syrah
Tasting - It is quite possible to over-look this wine due to the minimalist label design. But if you're a fan of Cote Rotie then this is a definite stop and buy. Perfect, clear red berry and violet scent. Then rubber, blueberry jam, black pepper, bacon fat, olives and tar. Bright and supple with rounded textures and pure magic in every sip.
FYI: Made by the wizard-like Maggie Harrison from impeccable grapes grown in the White Hawk Vineyard. The same spot used by the fearsomely expensive wines of Sine Qua Non, for whom Maggie used to work.