Piedrasassi Bien Nacido Syrah 2019


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California, United States
94 points




Sashi & Melissa are a husband and wife team who began making a small amount of wine in Lompoc, CA in 2003 under the Piedrasassi label, with a clear focus on small batch cool climate Syrah. They both believe that good Syrah can be made at many sites in Santa Barbara County, but it is at the cool climate sites that Syrah is at its most compelling; producing the most complex aromas and the most savory textures. The vineyard sites for Piedrasassi range from Ballard Canyon in the east to the Santa Rita Hills and Arroyo Grande in the west.

In the vineyard, the team picks a bit earlier than their colleagues to keep the alcohol levels in balance with flavor and to preserve the natural acidity of the fruit. In the winery, Sashi utilises some whole clusters, indigenous yeast fermentation, and no sulfur added at fermentation, remaining as natural as possible without compromising the integrity of the wine. Elevage is in 500L barrels to limit the wine’s exposure to oxygen and to minimize the influence of oak. They only add the smallest amount of sulfur to the wine at bottling; allowing the aromatics to stay expressive while still protecting the wine during cellaring. The result, in all of these bottlings, is Syrah that shows off the different sites through aromas that bloom and evolve in the glass and tannins that grip and engage the palate.


94 points
Antonio Galloni

50% stem inclusion. Bold and punchy, the 2019 is super-finessed from the very first taste… Dried flowers, tobacco, mint and a distinctly red-toned fruit profile all grace this wonderfully transparent, alluring Syrah from Piedrasassi.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2035
Food pairing
Lamb Shawarma, Barbecue Pork Shoulder, Bacon. Asian cuisine flavors, such as plum sauce

Tasting Profile

Charred bacon, crushed peppercorns, tart red-fruit and raw meat aromas are decorated with ample wood spice on the nose of this bottling. The palate's tannins are tense and grippy, ensuring a long life to come, with flavors of black-plum skin, thyme oil and eucalyptus leaf working in harmony.

Piedrasassi Bien Nacido Syrah 2019

Piedrasassi Bien Nacido Syrah 2019

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