2013 Reserve Kimsey Vineyard Syrah
Aggressive aromas of melted dark chocolate and brambleberry give way to saw dust, freshly ground espresso beans and a hint of cola nut. Gripping tannins on the fore palate are met with a weighty and fruit forward mid palate. Floral and deep earth tones further perplex the palate on the long and seductive finish. This wine is incredibly complex, incredibly young and incredibly f**king good. Go shoot yourself an elk, rip the backstrap off, throw it over a hardwood fire, barely cook it, forage some wild mushrooms and enjoy this wine throughout that entire sequence. The 2013 Kimsey Syrah will easily age for 10+ years and will drink best after being decanted.
Santa Barbara County
18 months in: 26% New French Oak, 74% Neutral French Oak