The Best Syrah Wines from The Central Coast of California

Location means everything when choosing a place to produce wines. Taking into consideration the temperatures, seasons and climates, can make or break the perfect flavor wine. When talking about Syrah Wines, you want that rich and spicy flavor making a perfect balance. There are so many Syrah Wines that I love, but the Central Coast is a different kind of taste that is just fantastic! Continue reading below to see my list of The Best Syrah Wines from the Central Coast of California.


The Comptoir Syrah is the perfect wine pairing for your dinner meals. This is a dark fruited and juicy style of Syrah with hints of white pepper and spice. Order here on the Comptoir Wines website at $22.

Comptoir Wines

J Lohr

This family-owned Paso Robles winery creates some of the richest red wines due to its central coast location. You’ll definitely want to try J Lohr’s delicious Syrah wine. Rich, ripe aromas of blueberry and black tea you’ll definitely want to try J Lohr’s delicious Syrah wine. Check out the J Lohr website here to purchase their bottle for only $15!

J Lohr Central Coast Syrah


Lindquist Family Wines has a great 2017 Syrah for only $22. This wine displays ripe fruit aromas and flavors. I’ve tried many of their delicious wines as they are in the Santa Maria area, which I adore. Read about The Top 10 Santa Maria Valley Wineries on my blog. I have also had the pleasure of interviewing Qupe Winemaker Bob Lindquist that you can read about here.

Lindquist Central Coast Syrah

Love & Terroir

Located on the edge of Sta. Rita Hills, the cool-climate gives the great taste of the Love & Terroir Syrah Wines smoke and berry flavors. Their Syrah Wine costs $30 which is a great price for the fabulous wine. See the Love & Terroir website here to try it yourself.

Love & Terroir Central Coast Syrah

Melville Winery

Located in Buellton, Melville Winery is a Santa Barbara gem that makes some of the most lovely, small batch, vineyard and AVA specific wines in the Sta. Rita Hills region. The delicious Melville Syrah Wine is $35 and a great addition to any wine night or gathering. The intense and rich flavors of spice, dark cocoa bean and smoked sea salt come through immediately. Read about my visit to Melville Winery here.

Melville Winery Central Coast Syrah

Morgan Winery

Morgan Winery is a family owned winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Their 2018 Santa Lucia Highland’s Syrah for only $25 has great and rich flavors that you’d expect in a deep red wine. Blackberry, white pepper, graphite, and hints of smoked meat jump out of the glass.

Morgan Winery Central Coast Syrah

Rusack Winery

The beautiful blend of aromas and berries in this Syrah will leave you wanting another glass. The Rusack Vineyard has a delicious 2016 Syrah that you can purchase for $35 to enjoy any day. This bottling contains classic Ballard Canyon aromas of cassis and blackberry, with hints of licorice. Concentrated flavors of dried cherries, blackberries and cocoa mix with velvety tannins that linger on the palate.

Rusack Winery Best Syrah Wines

Central Coast Syrah

Tablas Creek

The Tablas Creek Le Complice (which is a Syrah blend) perfectly represents the richness and spice of the Central Coast of California. This wine has a dark purple-black color, with flavors of blackberry and black raspberry, smoke, bacon fat, and black pepper. Perfect to enjoy with your savory meals or with a side of popcorn (my favorite pairing) as shown below! Read more about Tablas Creek Winery on my Top 10 Paso Robles Wineries post here.

Tablas Creek

Zaca Mesa

The dark flavors of the Zaca Mesa Syrah from the Santa Barbara County gives a fabulous taste to your palette to enjoy with any meal. Taste the initial berry aromas followed by the spice and richness of this Syrah. Purchase the Syrah from the Zaca Mesa website here for only $32.

Zaca Mesa


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