#2 Red – Syrah Blend

Inspired by the magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape by Beaucastel and originally called Chateauneuf du Bob’s Castle, this intense wine is a Syrah-based Rhone-style blend.  The final blend varies but has recently included Durif, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier. The Santa Barbara County White Hawk Vineyards Syrah grapes have been remarkably consistent since our first vintage in 2007.  The official name of this wine became #2Red with the 2012 bottling.

While the intensity of the Syrah fruit has given this wine tremendous appeal in its youth, the structure and complexity of the blend has shown that each vintage evolves beautifully with each passing year.  

Our wines are available through your tax-deductible donation to The Robert and Susan Hollander Foundation, in support of prostate cancer research.  Awards bestowed on our Syrah include:

2007 Syrah, 2012 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Bronze Medal
2008 Syrah, 2012 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Bronze Medal
2009 Syrah, 6th Annual American Fine Wine Competition   Silver Medal
2009 Syrah, 2012 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Bronze Medal
2009 Syrah, 2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition   Double Gold/Best Of Class
2010 Syrah, 2013 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Gold Medal
2010 Syrah, 2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition   Bronze Metal
2011 Syrah, 2014 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Silver Medal
2012 #2red, 2016 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Gold Medal
2013 #2red, 2016 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition   Bronze Medal
2014 #2red, 2014 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition   Bronze Medal

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