An under-the-radar cult Syrah from Santa Barbara - limited.
91 Points Robert Parker: "The Syrah Santa Barbara County from Piedrasassi comes from young-vine fruit that's entirely destemmed and this is a lovely rendition, wafting from the glass with notes of crushed currants, licorice, plum and dried flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied with a crunchy core of fruit, good depth and fine-grained tannins, gently chewy on the long, sapid finish. It's great value too."
Sashi Moorman is best known for the wines he makes at Stolpman and Evening Land, but the wines from his own Piedrasassi label are just as impressive. I also tasted a few older wines, including the 2003 Syrah, which remains an infant and attests to the ageworthiness of Syrah from selected sites in Santa Barbara County. "