Based out of Ventura California, Andremily Wines was set up by Jim Binns, formerly – and for twelve years - the cellar master at Sine Qua Non, and his wife Rachel in 2012 and produces a number of artisanal bottlings from Rhone varieties with a particular focus on Syrah and Syrah based blends. Andremily works with vineyard sites that they feel most faithfully reflect what California Syrah has to offer. The name Andremily derives from the names of their children – Andrew and Emily.
The 2018 Eaba is another wine from Jim that puts its foot firmly on the ripeness pedal and offers a blockbuster-like style of ripe black fruits, wood smoke, cured meats, and peppery goodness. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it’s flawlessly balanced, has gorgeous tannins, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years or so. The 2018 is 59% Syrah, 23% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, and the rest Viognier, aged 22 months in 50% new French oak.
The 2018 EABA is another impressive wine in this range. Ample and explosive in the glass the 2018 hits the palate with masses of dark fruit chocolate spice leather tobacco and menthol. Bright savory accents from the 60% stems lend energy and freshness. EABA is mostly Bien Nacido fruit with dollops from White Hawk Larner Harrison-Clarke and Alta Mesa. -- Antonio Gallonijd
EABA (an acronym for End All Be All) is Andremily's relatively new Rhone blend label. The 2018 EABA is a blend of 59% Syrah 23% Mourvedre 15% Grenache and 3% Viognier coming from Bien Nacido vineyard (Santa Maria) White Hawk vineyard (Cat Canyon) Alta Mesa vineyard (Santa Barbara County) Larner vineyard (Ballard Canyon) and Harrison-Clarke vineyard (Ballard Canyon). The wine was vinified using 60% whole cluster and aged for around 22 months in 50% new French oak barrique and 50% used French barrique. The alcohol is 15.3%. Deep purple-black the nose opens with boisterous rip-snorting scents of plum preserves blackberry pie licorice and wild sage giving way to underlying nuances of candied violets espresso and charcuterie. The full-on full-bodied palate is jam-packed with decadent black and blue fruit preserves layers framed by bright acidity and beautifully plush tannins finishing long and spicy. Yum!