Varietal: 100% Syrah
Region: Santa Ynez Valley, California
Wine Maker: Justin Willett
Minds behind Vallin: Dustin Wilson MS, Brian McClintic MS, Eric Railsback
The word “Vallin” pays homage to the original settlers of France's Northern Rhone Valley, who were amongst the first to plant the Syrah grape and is also the name of the street where the famed Côte-Rôtie producer Domaine Jamet is located. Domaine Jamet is favorite producer amongst these SOMM documentary stars and one of sole inspirations behind the Vallin label.
Vallin is collaboration among friends Dustin Wilson MS, Brian McClintic MS, Eric Railsback & winemaker Justin Willett. Unified by a love of Santa Barbara County and a belief in the terroir’s potential, they aim to create wines that highlight the climate and soils that are unique to this region. All of these factors make this an ideal place to grow Rhone Valley grape varieties such as: Syrah, Grenache, Marsanne, and Viognier.
The wine offers on the nose bright, fresh red berries, savory herbs with balanced acidity and subtle spice on the palate and a lingering finish.
Pairs beautifully with any beef, lamb, pheasant, or venison dish, as well as and hard mature cheeses