Malibu Coast Syrah

Syrah is among the most popular red wines world-wide, and this variety of grape is especially suited to the Malibu Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area) region. The ocean breeze from the south and east, the rich soils of the Malibu Hills and the abundant bright sunlight create an ideal location for grape growing. This environment allows for the grapes to soak up all of the nutrients, sugars and acids during the day, and rest when it gets cool at night. As a result, the grapes will grow to their full potential, yielding well-balanced wines.

Is There a Difference Between Shiraz and Syrah?

Many people usually wonder if there is any difference between Shiraz and Syrah. Shiraz and Syrah are the same: The only difference is where the wines are grown. Shiraz is typically from Australia and South Africa. Most other places generally refer to the grape as Syrah. What matters is the clone. The clone we use in our AJA Syrah is called Estrella which was cultivated right here in California! The alcohol levels of Shiraz and Syrah usually depend on the location of the vines and also on the area’s climate. Warmer temperatures allow for higher volumes of sugar, which means more alcohol, than the cooler temperatures which generally have less.

Enjoy Our Award-Winning Syrah

If you’d like to try a domestic wine with rich flavors that you can enjoy now or put away for later, AJA Vineyards Malibu Coast Syrah is an excellent choice .Our Syrahs are unlike any others. With compelling bouquets of blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla. A few moments later and a second swirl introduces subtle black pepper. Pleasant mid-pallet tannins round out the experience with a nice mocha finish. Our Syrahs are wonderfully complex and a delight to the senses.  Place your order online today or find AJA wines near you.

2016 Malibu Coast Syrah

Winemaker Notes:

When this wine hits the glass, you are greeted
by a compelling floral bouquet with hints of
blackberry, dark cherry, strawberry, and
vanilla. A few moments later and a second
swirl introduces subtle black pepper. Pleasant
mid-pallet tannins round out the experience
with a nice mocha finish. Our Syrahs are
wonderfully complex and a delight to the
senses. Drink some now and put some to
sleep for 3-5 years for a treat!

Specifications:

• Syrah Clone: Estrella
• Aged 18-22mo Neutral French Oak
• ABV: 14.6%
• Harvest October 2016

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