SYRAH Andrew Murray (922274)

SYRAH Andrew Murray (922274)



Syrah Roasted Slope 2018

Santa Barbara County, California


Item# 922274

Case of 6


94pts Jeb Dunnuck

94pts Vinous


Grapes:  Syrah, co-fermented with 8% Viognier


Tasting Notes:  Our Roasted Slope has been among our most sought after wines each and every vintage since we first dreamed it up back in 1996 after a nursery mistake left us with a Syrah vineyard inter-planted with about 8% Viognier.  Rather than pout about it, we decided to begin to co-ferment the two grapes together, just like they do in the famed Northern Rhône appellation of Côte Rôtie.  I decided to name this new wine Roasted Slope (a direct and literal translation of Côte Rôtie).


Black cherry, candied violets, white flowers, dried apricots, white pepper