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Jeb Dunnuck launched the “The Rhône Report” publication and website in 2008. Jeb was the leading reviewer for California, Washington, and Southern France from 2013 to 2017 for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate before launching

After graduating from Cal Poly SLO, winemaker Denise Shurtleff worked at a local winery as a lab tech during harvest, and was quickly introduced to the intensity and passion associated with fine winemaking. She worked all aspects at the winery, learning how each and every part of the winemaking process affects the final wine. The sustainably-farmed Tempusquet Vineyard in Santa Maria produces grapes of intense quality, and Denise knows just the methods needed to get the vineyard's best into the bottle.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Stainless steel fermented and aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months, the 2016 Syrah Tepusquet Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and gives up aromas of dried lavender and desiccated violets with touches of cocoa, cast iron pan, crushed blackcurrants and blackberries, plus hints of menthol, charcuterie and earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers fresh, peppery fruits with a firm frame of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and elegant. 1,000 cases produced."

JEB DUNNUCK 90 POINTS - "Blackberries, peppery herbs, bay leaf, violets, and candied cherry notes all emerge from the medium-bodied 2016 Syrah Tepusquet Vineyard, which has bright, juicy acidity, no hard edges, and a good finish. It has a cool-climate feel yet packs plenty of richness and ripeness. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years."
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