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Sanguis "Bossman" Syrah 2015 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 97] [WE 96] [RP 93] [AG 92]
Sanguis "Bossman" Syrah 2015 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 97] [WE 96] [RP 93] [AG 92]


 
Retail Price: $95.00
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Winery: Sanguis
Varietal: Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, and Petite Sirah
Region: Santa Barbara County, California
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: SANGUISBOSMAN15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
I love the feisty nature of this wine. The 2015 Bossman is an assertive yet elegant fella, full of athletic strength and stamina. The natural intensity of the year’s Syrah prompted a generous inclusion of Viognier, a little addition of Grenache, and a higher percentage of whole clusters during fermentation. The combination of these creates a sensational aroma profile that recalls one of coming home to a berry cobbler baking in the oven after a stroll in the dark forest. The Bossman’s fine grippy tannins are in a beautiful equilibrium with his intense volume, and make him the ideal companion for a meal of substance and sophistication.

Food: Not Sushi

Music: September Song – this is early James Brown with the Louie Bellson Orchestra & Oliver Nelson – epic! (and to be heard at an appropriate volume); and “anthemic” songs like Springtime – Annuals; Fugitive – David Gray; After The Bombs – The Decemberists; After Eliot – Johnny Flynn

Details: Majority Syrah from cool climate sites, co-fermented, and/or later combined with Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier, fermented with about 35% whole clusters, and raised for over two years in large format French oak and Acacia barrels 25/75% new/seasoned. [about 200 cases produced]

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"One of the gems in the lineup as well as in the vintage is the 2015 Bossman. Made from a mix of Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, and Petite Sirah aged 25 months in 60% new oak, its vivid ruby/purple color is followed by a huge perfume of blueberries, bacon fat, black olives, and smoked herbs. It’s deep, full-bodied, layered, and multi-dimensional on the palate, with no hard edges and a sensational finish. Hats off to winemaker Matthias Pippig for this awesome Santa Barbara County blend!" - (10/15/2018)

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Strong, intense and rich aromas of blackberry, caramel and violet make for a delicious entry on the nose of this blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier. Expressive flavors of black cherry and butterscotch are luxurious, yet the firm tannins and buoyant acidity click every box for an epic wine." - Matt Kettmann (4/1/2019)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Syrah Bossman is a ripe, pleasure-bent wine that was one of my favorites among this lineup from Sanguis. The wine wafts from the glass with heady aromas of kirsch, fruit liqueur, spice, raw cocoa, dried flowers (there's some Viognier in the blend) and tar. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, expansive and velvety, with a generous core of sun-kissed fruit and light tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish." - William Kelley (27th Apr 2018)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2015 Bossman is a Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and Petite Sirah blend. In 2015, Bossman is deep and yet also wonderfully translucent in its expression. Whole clusters lift the dark plum, sage, spice and floral notes effortlessly. Time in the glass brings out the wine's more delicate side, something Mattias Pippig's wines haven't always shown." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2018)


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