2020 The Dare

2020 The Dare

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"TThe 2020 Syrah The Dare checks in as 100% Syrah from a mix of sites including the Zotovich, Fox Family, Tierra Alta, and Larner vineyards that spent 26 months in 25% new oak. Deep ruby/purple-hued with gamey, floral notes of red, blue, and black fruits, leafy herbs, sagebrush, and ground pepper, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a supple, elegant mouthfeel, and ripe, integrated tannins that emerge on the finish."  ∼ Jeb Dunnuck

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Vineyards and Composition: A 100% Syrah blend comprised of our best barrels from Fox Family Vineyard Syrah, Los Olivos; Zotovich Vineyard Syrah, Sta. Rita Hills;  Larner Vineyard Syrah, Ballard Canyon; and Tierra Alta Vineyard, Ballard Canyon

Barrel Aging and Cooperage: Twenty-two months in 25% new and the remainder in three-year-old and older French oak barrels, (T. Mercurey, Francois Freres, Gillet)

Case Production: 81 cases

Winemaking:  This wine is a 100% Syrah blend from the finest barrels of Fox Family, Larner, Zotovich, and Tierra Alta Vineyards. I carefully taste through every barrel in the cellar, grade and rank each barrel and then sit down to make, what I feel is the best blend of Syrah that I can produce from the vintage. This process can sometimes take me minutes, but more often takes me hours to get the perfect blend. “The Dare” is blended and named in honor of my daughter, Rylee Dare. The first vintage was produced on her birth year in 2004. The grapes were all hand harvested, sorted and predominately destemmed without crushing, leaving approximately 95% whole berries. After a 4-6 day cold soak, the grapes were punched down by hand one to three times per day until fermentation was complete. The must was gently basket pressed and settled before being racked to barrel for aging. This wine was blended and bottled in January of 2023 after being aged in exclusively French oak for twenty-six months. This wine is consistently a favorite of Wine Club members and the critics alike, often scoring 95+ points!

Bottle Aging:  Enjoy 2023-2031

Retail Price: $75.00 per bottle / Wine Club Price: $60.00 per bottle

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2020
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date October 2020
Aging Twenty Two months
Bottling Date August 2023

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