Overview of the Wine
Our grapes are sourced exclusively from vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills, a unique appellation in Santa Barbara County. Our philosophy is to make hand-crafted, terroir-driven wines that are fermented with natural yeast and use minimal intervention in the winery. We believe wine is made in the vineyard and we want to showcase the typicity of each site where the grapes come from. We are lucky both to live and make our wines in Sta. Rita Hills, where foggy mornings and cool nights combine with marine soils to make the perfect ingredients for outstanding wines.
Making wine is our way of expressing ourselves — to love and to live. We want to share this very special part of our lives with you. Laugh, love and enjoy sharing a bottle of Camins 2 Dreams wine with family and friends. This is what life is all about. We hope you enjoy it!
We are a team of two winemakers, wife and wife, whose paths first crossed in 2006 through our work in the wine industry. Our friendship grew through wine and travels, which also sparked our love. Our journey of friendship, love, and wine now continues as together we found our dream winery, Camins 2 Dreams.
Grape / Blend
Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A blend of clone 383 and Alban 1, 2017 was the first crop for this block at Zotovich Vineyard. The clusters were tight and the berries tiny and full of flavors and aromas.
We ferment and keep both clones separated until bottle to let them express all their potential. The wine is fermented with natural yeast with the aim of capturing the maximum expression of the terroir, and no SO2 (sulfur dioxide) was added until bottling.
Our deep, inky colored Syrah has aromas of blueberry, white pepper, spices, violets and a hint of lavender. It's fresh and vibrant in the palate with silky and soft tannins. It is a balanced wine with bright acidity and a long, spicy finish.
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Dense and dark aromas of black currant, black pepper and violet are brawny and lavish and yet extremely elegant on the nose of this single-vineyard, cool-climate expression of Syrah. The palate is smooth and creamy, with polished tannins that stand up just enough, allowing flavors of boysenberry, pepper and sagebrush to lead toward a lavender-dusted finish.
Product size: 750ml