2016 Archium “Faction” SyrahSanta Barbara County
90 Points Wine Enthusiast"Roasted black-plum, blackberry and violet aromas make for an interesting and delightful nose on this bottling. There is good depth to the sip, with tangy purple-flower flavors that meet with richer black fruits and grippy tannins." -Matt Kettmann
Faction is where our winemaking story began. It's the first wine we conceptualized and it stands as the cornerstone of our offering. This 100% Syrah is sourced from the highly esteemed Shokrian Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The vines are 100% organically dry-farmed and fight for water as the limestone soils drain quickly. The results are tiny, concentrated grapes and extremely low yields. The microclimate's heat spikes, wind, and cold nights help create intense wines with a natural balance of structure and acidity.
- Blend100% Syrah
- AppellationSanta Barbara County
- Aging/Cooperage100% Neutral French Oak
- Production25 cases