Shirah Wine LLC is dedicated to producing the highest quality kosher wine with a focus on varietals, blends, and styles that are not yet well known to the kosher wine drinker. Their primary focus is (at least currently) is on producing ultra-premium Syrah. Then as a natural extension, they will be focusing on Rhone varietals, and varietals and blends not yet produced at the highest level for the kosher market. They work with very small batches and their style is influenced mainly by the most highly regarded producers in California. They try to utilize multiple vineyards, varietals, yeasts, techniques, cooperages, etc. in the wines to add complexity and to explore these different elements and learn about what they can contribute to the wine drinking experience.
Power to the People Syrah, 2013
A blend of Syrah from two of Santa Barbara’s most venerated Syrah vineyards, Thompson and White Hawk. A dark, brooding wine, bursting with aromatics, displaying notions of tangy, forest blackberry and blueberry, scorched earth, whole cluster stem characteristics, herbal sage, mint and rose petal. Warm cinnamon, leather, and toasty oak. Extracted, intense and juicy, with fully integrated tannin. 18 months in 30% new French Oak.
50/50% blend of Syrah
Shirah Bro Deux, 2014
Merges classic Bordeaux flavors with Californian power and richness. Complex aromas and flavors abound with black cherry, dried raspberry, earth, leather, and tobacco. Aged in 25% new oak.
50% Cabernet with a blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot
Vintage Whites Viognier, 2015
This release is the first single varietal for this wine. Intensely aromatic, displaying notes of gin botanicals, orange candy, honeydew, papaya, ripe pear, peach, and rosewater. Very soft and easy drinking for a full-bodied white.
One Two Punch, 2014
A Shirah favorite is back! This wine displays great balance with the refreshing acidity. Medium bodied and soft; Grenache fruit-driven character with Syrah spice color and depth. Notes of strawberries, watermelon, raspberry, and mint. Aged in 100% neutral oak.
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
This Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre provides a deep color and complex in character, the Central Coast grapes shine through with bold fruit. Medium bodied and medium acidity and lush, soft tannin. The palate shows notes of cherry, raspberry pie, baking spices, dried citrus peel, pink peppercorn, leather, Pu'er tea and a hint of toast. Aged 24 months in French Oak.
Pinot Noir, 2014
Rich and round, showing grace and elegance. Grown on the steep, windswept slopes in the cool climate John Sebastiano Vineyard. A beautiful, heavily perfumed nose of red cherry and rose petal; hints of cinnamon spice and iron, leather, and savory herbs. Well-structured with velvety tannins and lively acidity. Flavors of earth, tobacco, and anise seed. Complex layers of red fruit including pomegranate, sabra, strawberry and raspberry.
100% Pinot Noir