Tantara 2005 Syrah Gary's Vineyard

Tantara’s 2005 Garys’ Vineyard Syrah hails from the Santa Lucia Highlands, part of the western mountain range shielding the Salinas Valley from the Pacific Ocean. The site’s cooling fog and afternoon breezes that sweep in from Monterey Bay lengthen the vines’ growing season, allowing the grapes to develop complex flavors while maintaining their attractive, crisp acidity. The Syrah fruit from Garys’ Vineyard is extremely desirable as its end-product wines consistently garner top notch awards and recognition throughout the state and international competitions. Tantara’s 2005 Syrah was awarded an esteemed 93 Points from Decanter magazine: “Bright and juicy with an explosion of tangy black fruit; racy, fresh and long with spicy intensity and balance.” This beautifully concentrated wine also took home a Best of Appellation and Gold Medal from the prominent online publication Appellation America: “Rich blackberry aromas framed by perfumey cardamom spice. Sweet round tannins are wonderfully dense and deep, and the mouth is fresh and fruity, finishing with a lively piquancy.” [+]