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Foley Estates Syrah

The grapes for this wine come from stunning hillside vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County.

APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills

GRAPES: 100% Syrah

AGING: 18 months in 60% new French, American and Hungarian oak

RELEASE: Spring 2022

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This wine is deep and dark, with seemingly endless layers of blue and black fruit, smoked meats, anise and espresso. Bold tannins are balanced with delicate barrel spice and vanilla bean details through the extensive finish.


Our 2019 Syrah comes from the Syrah Noir clone, which is perfectly matched to our estate vineyard. After picking by hand, the grapes were carefully destemmed and transferred to open-top tanks for a three day cold soak prior to inoculation. After roughly two weeks, the wine was pressed and racked into a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 18 months of aging in 60% new oak.


The 2021 was notably a cooler growing season with a late start to harvest. Early bud break and mild spring weather continued into a cool summer. The quality of the grapes were good and acid levels remained balanced due to the moderate weather. Tremendous team effort and coordination truly made this season possible. Our first pick was September 8th and completed on October 23rd.