Andremily Wines - No. 9 Syrah Santa Barbara 2020 (750ml)


Price: $175.00

Sale Price: $131.00

Producer Andremily Wines
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Santa Barbara
Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2020
Sku 1712309
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 98+ Points

The 2020 No. 9 is a blend of 89% Syrah 9% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier. Grapes come from Andremily's new Slide Hill estate plus White Hawk Larner Harrison-Clarke Kimsey and Alta Mesa Vineyards in Santa Barbara County. It was vinified with 50% whole clusters and matured for around 22 months in 65% new French barriques. It's powerful and ripe yet detailed offering a soaring expression that begins with dark fruit and soft meaty tones and with time blossoms with nuances of coffee beans garrigue star anise sagebrush and dark chocolate. The full-bodied palate explodes with layer after layer of spicy über concentrated fruit. It has a support of powdery tannins and vibrant acidity that highlights flashes of floral perfume and spice and it calls you back to the glass with its long nuanced finish. It deserves plenty of time in bottle to unwind. 890 cases and a few magnums were made. Published: Nov 16 2023

Vinous: 93-95 Points

The 2020 Andremily No. 9 is a dense full-throttle wine. Inky black fruit blackberry jam espresso mocha licorice and spice blast across the palate. There's not a ton of subtlety here. It will be interesting to see if this heady potent Syrah develops over the next year. (Drink between 2025-2035)