Ray and Pam Derby moved to the Central Coast area in the early 1990’s with the intention of retiring. In 1998, they purchased their first vineyard property, now known as Derbyshire Vineyard and their thoughts of retirement were replaced by the inspiration of being a part of the wine world. In the years following, Ray next acquired the historic Laura’s Vineyard (in east Paso) and then the westside property, now called the Derby Vineyard.

A glass of this Syrah greets the senses with aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and smoky spices. As the palate unfurls, flavors of cherry, raspberry, and blackberry are most present, with softer notes of pepper and other spices lingering in the background. Mellow tannins and lots of fruit means it won’t intimidate a dinner crowd.

FBWorld Panel Score: 88