Ex Post Facto Perilune Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Syrah 2021 Rated 95WE CELLAR SELECTION
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
Rounded and fresh aromas of boysenberry jam, lavender and rose petal are floral while rich and juicy on the nose of this bottling. The mouthfeel is creamy with fine-grained tannins that slowly grow more rigid, as acidity rips through the boysenberry, strawberry and white pepper flavors, with a hint of herb on the finish.
Jeb Dunnuck Review
All Syrah from the Sta. Rita Hills (I'm not sure about the vineyard sources here) and made by Greg Brewer, the deep ruby/plum-hued 2021 Syrah Sta. Rita Hills has textbook aromatics of ripe red and black fruits, gamey meats, bay leaf, ground pepper, and marine-like nuances. With medium to full-bodied richness, a pure, concentrated, layered profile, and flawless balance, it has a distinctly cool climate style while being gorgeously textured, layered, and elegant. It might be the finest vintage of this wine I've tasted. Drink bottles over the coming decade. Drinking Window 2023-2033.
Ex Post Facto translates to "After the Fact" and encapsulates Winemaker Greg Brewer's desire to deviate from his Brewer-Clifton paradigm to craft a cool-climate Syrah. The 2021 vintage is the first year that Greg sourced this wine entirely from the Perilune Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills region.
Wine Tasting Notes
Soft garnet in color, with delicate fruit notes of plum skin, Asian pear and blueberry cobbler emerging up front. On the palate, intriguing components of pink peppercorn, cocoa powder, charred marshmallow and black olive mingle with impressions of dried rosemary and sage along with genoa salami, peppered jerky and honey ham glaze. The mouthfeel is tender and possesses a subtle streak of fresh acidity that frames the wine's elegant and vibrant finish.