2006 Syrée

2006 Syrée

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Sy•rée [se-rey] n. derived from Syrah and “cuvée” (blend)

Our 2006 Syrée is based on two varieties - Syrah and Petite Sirah - both chosen from several highly regarded vineyards within the Paso Robles AVA. The Syrah and Petite Sirah lots were pumped over during fermentation and kept on the skins for up to 15 days to extract the maximum amount of color and tannins. The fruit was partially fermented in open top oak barrels, building up the structure of this wine. After being transferred to 100% French oak barrels, the two wines were blended after one year of aging and put back in to barrels for an additional six months.

Enjoy now through 2020.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep, ripe cherry red
  • Aroma: Dark blackberry with bitter sweet chocolate and charcoal overtones
  • Taste: Rich on the tongue with spice, sweet oak and cedar flavors; finishes with ripe, firm tannins


  • ★★★★ - Restaurant Wine, June 2009
  • Recommended - Santé Magazine, September 2009
  • Best Rhone Varietal Blend of California, Best of Class South Central Coast Appellations, Double Gold Medal, 98 Points, - California State Fair Wine Competition 2009
  • 91 Points - Connoisseurs’ Guide, July 2009
  • 90 Points - California Grapevine, September 2009
  • 90 Points - Robert M. Parker, Jr.’s The Wine Advocate
  • Gold Medal – Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2009
  • Gold Medal/90 Points - Internationale Weinpramierung Zurich (Expovina) 2009
  • Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Wine Competition 2009
  • Gold Medal - Central Coast Wine Competition 2009
  • Silver Medal, Highly Recommended - Beverage Testing Institute World Wine Championships 2009
Other Notes
"A generous and spicy example of this Rhône variety" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 12 — Sep. 20, 2006
18 months in 35% new French oak
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