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20 Great California Syrahs

Good values from Santa Barbara County, where Syrah and Rhône-style red blends are gaining in quality and popularity
James Laube
Posted: December 7, 2009

Syrah is still a relatively new grape in most parts of Santa Barbara, and it performs best in the warmer reaches of Santa Ynez Valley and those parts that are on the cusp between cool and warm. Syrah is a versatile grape that thrives in both warm and cooler spots.

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