2011 Santa Barbara Winery Rosé of Syrah

When Bruce first identified a section of Hilltop Ranch Vineyard as being particularly well suited to making rosé, we were becoming aware of a re-energized interest in these wines produced in a dry style with serious winemaking techniques.

A dry rose is a prized complement to food and company, particularly well suited for warm summer days outside as an apertif or to accompany a meal. The 2011 Rosé of Syrah is composed of Syrah fruit from Hilltop Ranch Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills AVA, on an adjoining property to Lafond Vineyard.

A terrific wine with ample weight to enjoy with all but the heartiest of foods. Delightfully refreshing with a simple lunch of cheese, cured meats, olives and bread on a warm day.

Winemaker’s Comments: The grapes were destemmed and hand sorted, followed by an overnight cold soak on the skins prior to pressing for proper color intensity. A cool fermentation took place entirely in stainless steel tanks.

Suggested Retail: 15.00
To purchase: Santa Barbara Winery

3 Responses to “2011 Santa Barbara Winery Rosé of Syrah”


  • Love the color of this rose–glad to see the resurged interest!

  • Had this at lunch in SB last week. It was great on a warm day. Where can I purchase more? I live in the Carmel/Monterey area. I have not seen your SBWinery label in our local stores. Maybe you have specific retailers?
    Thanks for a delightful summery wine.

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