The 2019 Syrah Bien Nacido X Block is a dense, layered wine that captures all the pedigree of this Santa Barbara site. Inky blue/purplish fruit, sage, black pepper, rose petal and blood orange open with a bit of coaxing. The 2019 is not especially forthcoming today. It will need at least a few years in bottle to truly shine. Even so, it is immensely promising today. Antionio Galloni
The finished wine is a blend of the lots with average cluster inclusion at about 60%, all raised in neutral and nearly neutral demi-muids. The aromatics here are a celestial navigation of pepper and pig fat and violets that go vroom.