50% Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley / 50% John Sebastiano Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
Santa Maria and Sta Rita Hills are two of the coolest (both literally cool, and just cool) sites in Santa Barbara County. The resulting wine is mega savory and seriously, I think the best value Syrah that I've tasted in a long time- for whatever that's worth. We submitted it to the big wine critics and it scored well. Not like it really matters, but czech these notes: "The 2014 Syrah is dark, bold and gamy, with tons of intensity and cool-climate spice. Firm tannins support a core of pungent fruit, giving the wine much of its energy and drive. There is plenty to like here. The 2014 was done with 15% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak. And the vineyard sources? Bien Nacido and John Sebastiano. Municipal's 2014 Syrah is a superb value, especially for a wine made from such pedigreed sites."