Revisiting Santa Barbara and Ballard Canyon AVA for some wine tasting. I was there in May, now is September and winemakers are busy bringing their precious harvest in for pressing!! I was lucky enough to taste some Syrah grapes off the vine and I believe that 2016 vintage will be an awesome one for Syrah. When I tasted them, they had a great sugar / acidity ratio that created a beautiful balance!
We shall see when they release it!
PS: I love to pair Syrah with hardy lamb dishes and beef dishes. Sauce can also dictate wine pairing!