Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the word. A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist. Mix this all together and you have Sanguis. Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the Rock & Roll scene. Life took a different turn, as he had to make a living and he eventually stumbled onto the L.A. food scene. He worked as a waiter, and in time met Manfred Krankl, of La Brea Bakery fame, with whom he’d partner and work for several years. Krankl, created the infamous Sine Qua Non label and that inspired Matthias to go a similar route and the rest is history. Sanguis is not a quaffing wine, but complex and sophisticated.
Sanguis 2017 Syrah “Bossman” Santa Barbara
Regular $95 – Now $79.99 on six or more!
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95 Points: “Always a Syrah-dominated blend, the Bossman checks in at 70% Syrah, 21% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache, and 4% Viognier that saw 35% stems and 26 months in 50% new French oak. Spiced currants, blackberries, crushed violets, cured meats, and ground pepper aromas and flavors all emerge from this full-bodied effort, which is brilliantly textured, seamless, and polished, with nicely integrated acidity and tannins. This is another great vintage for this cuvée, and it can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade.”
Winemaker Notes: ”An eccentric gentleman, like the men of early car racing – Confidently humble, determined and patient, smart, beautiful (but not in the Hollywood or GQ sort of way), generous… probably in his mid-fifties but not the sort of 50’s that we’d find in a Viagra commercial and also not the Dos Equisman (though I like him very much). As a wine, this just about has it all – a dark brooding core enrobed by bright and vibrant energy and an incredibly generous manner. It is as pure and lively an expression of Syrah as we’ve been able to coax from nature and put in a bottle – beautiful now and promising a long interesting life ahead.”
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