Rapsodie du Soleil 2012 – Santa Ynez Valley, CA

IMG_258860% Syrah 35% Grenache 5% Viognier. Simply a gorgeous wine. I was a bit apprehensive that it may not have traveled well from the August 2014 trip through Santa Ynez, but was reminded why I bought it with the first sip. I opened this with friends over some P’tit Basque cheese and marinated steak and it actually went better than the Cab. Juicy and luscious, with a spacious quality that I’m guessing is caused by the white varietal being added to the two reds. Berries, pencil tip, black and white pepper, pomegranate, and seasoned wood (and I don’t mean from barrels, I mean like an old barn). Highly recommend. Available from Sunstone Winery on their website for $45.

  • Rating: Impressive
  • Name: Rapsodie du Soleil 2012
  • Winery: Sunstone Winery
  • Region: Santa Ynez Valley, California 
  • Country: USA
  • Varietals: 60% Syrah 35% Grenache 5% Viognier
  • Price: $45
  • Where to Buy: Sunstone Winery

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