2008 Syrée

2008 Syrée

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

The grapes for our Syrée are selected from two highly regarded vineyards; Syrah from Ryan Road and Petite Sirah from Creston Valley, both in southeastern Paso Robles. Located at an elevation of 1,500 feet, Ryan Road features soils rich in limestone, while Creston Valley Vineyard is a well exposed hillside with warm growing conditions, sandy soil, and small amounts of limestone.

The 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. Some small Syrah lots were 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 the following spring and put back into barrels for an additional year.

Enjoy now through 2022.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Dark ruby
  • Aroma: Ripe dark fruit with notes of rosemary and mocha
  • Taste: Full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish


  • Silver Medal - Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition 2013
  • 90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November/December 2012
  • Silver Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition 2012
  • Silver Medal - U.S. National Wine Competition 2012
  • Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012
  • Silver Medal - Central Coast Wine Competition 2012
  • 90 Points, Silver Medal - California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition 2012
  • 90 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine, August 2012
  • 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, July 2012
  • Gold Medal - Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition 2012
  • 90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck's The Rhone Report, Issue 10, December 2011
  • 88 Points - The Wine Advocate, August 31, 2011
Other Notes
"A bold bridge of style, not just a blend" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 4 — Sep. 13, 2008
16 months in French oak barrels
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