The 2020 Ibarra-Young Syrah comes from a vineyard tended by our good friend, Alice Anderson, who shares many of the same regenerative farming philosophies as GG and I. The vineyard was planted in 1971 and was farmed for Qupe most of its lifetime until Alice's takeover two years ago. It is a special place that helps us tell the stories of some of Santa Barbara counties first vineyards plantings. The fruit was fermented with native yeast and with 100% whole cluster. The wine was pressed in our wooden basket press and aged for 11 months in neutral french oak barrels.
Think black cherry, crushed graphite, & violets with a crunchy tannin.
Scar of the Sea was established in 2012 and is owned & operated by Mikey & Gina Giugni in San Luis Obispo, California.
The Central Coast offers us the opportunity to live, work, and play by the sea, who is influential to the vineyards we work with and how we spend our time. The ocean’s presence has shaped our way of life along with the climate, soils, and geology of the coastal vineyards we work with that fall under the spell of her fog each day.
Scar of the Sea focuses on working with farmers who are instrumental in farming for the future and making wines with as little intervention as possible. Our wines are made with the intention to tell a story of where they come from, the people who farm them, and reflect each vintage under the California sun.