2016 Refugio Ranch Red BARBAREÑO Santa Ynez
Red Blend: Syrah \ Petite Sirah
We call this wine our “Barbareño” blend. The name “Barbareño” refers to those native to Santa Barbara. Composed of 77% Syrah and 23% Petite Sirah, this wine offers beautiful aromatics of blueberry, blackberry, lavender, and plum blossom. Additional hints of cedar and coffee bean, alongside more savory notes of beef bouillon and cracked pepper, provide the complexity and layers within our flagship red wine. Full bodied with chalky tannins and balanced acidity bringing length and freshness. This 2016 vintage is supple and beautiful, one of the more polished of all our Barbareno offerings. Aged in both large format (400L) puncheons and (228L) barrels for 22 months, 100% French oak and 30% new.