Blend: 89% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
Vintage production: n/a
Hailed by leading critic Jeb Dunnuck as “Clearly one of the wines of the vintage in Santa Barbara, if not one of the greatest 2020s in the state”, 2020 marks the 9th vintage (hence the name) of Jim’s founding cuvée, the Andremily No. 9 Syrah.
It’s built around of core of Syrah from a line-up of top sites throughout the Central Coast, including White Hawk (Cat Canyon), Larner (Ballard Canyon), Harrison-Clarke (Ballard Canyon), Kimsey, and Alta Mesa (Santa Barbara County), and Slide Hill – Andremily’s first Estate Vineyard, in Edna Valley. It spent 22 months in 65% new French oak.