2021 Family Reserve Syrah
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2021 Family Reserve Syrah
2021 Family Reserve Syrah

This displays various attributes of a classic Syrah with a Temecula accent. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and a touch of cracked black pepper. A full mouth feel and long finish. Showcased for our Reserve members in August.

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This Syrah displays many attributes of a classic Syrah with a Temecula accent. This wine showcases a deep purple hue with aromas of blackberry, blueberry and a hint of cracked pepper. The tannins are well integrated giving a full mouth feel and a long finish. 


Grape Blend: 96% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cinsault

TA: 6.4 gm/L  |  PH: 3.64 |  RS: .56 |  Alcohol: 14.5% 

Fermentation: open ferment  |  Oak: American and French | Oak age: 20 months  |  Harvest Brix: 24.3 (average)  |  Bottle Date: April 19, 2023  |  Cases Produced: 712  |  Maturity: now until 2027


On the palate, you will find the fruit is forward on the pallet and the wines acidity displaying notes of vanilla, violets and oak on the nose with flavors of black raspberry, lavender with pleasant acidity and structured tannins on the palate.


This Syrah's richness and smoky undertones enhance the flavors of the meat and pair well with grilled or roasted tenderloin, smoked barbecued pork or smoked brisket. 


The core vineyards of Wilson Creek are attached to and located just north of the winery.

It is an ever growing and changing vineyard with the oldest sections planted in 1970. Its uncanny, but the general overall outline of all Wilson Creek Winery Blocks is heart shaped. 


Block 8-  About 6 acres of Syrah, a remaining section of which was planted in 1970, is located at the extreme northern point of Wilson Creek along Barenda Road. The vineyard sees an abundance of sunlight throughout the growing season. Small sections have been replanted since 1970.

WINEMAKERS - Kestutis Vizgirda

Kestutis "Gus" Vizgirda believes the secret to good winemaking begins in the vineyard. That's why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.  For over two decades, Vizgirda has worked at a number of local wineries, working with some of the Valley's best winemakers to refine his craft. Today, he has developed his own unique approach to making wine and has won gold medals for many of his varietals.

In addition to serving as Wilson Creek's Winemaker, Vizgirda teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University Extended Studies campus. He is also a judge at several local and international wine competitions.

Kristina Filippi- WINEMAKER

A lifelong resident of Southern California, Kristina Filippi grew up in the cradle of California’s winegrowing origins, the Cucamonga Valley. While attending college Kristina was hired to work in the winery tasting room at Joseph Filippi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga while she simultaneously attended Cal Poly Pomona and received a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for wine and food pairing as well as the winemaking process. She soon enrolled in and graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program and went on to work at The Mission Inn Restaurant and Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood at the Historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside.

While following her culinary aspirations, Kristina continued to work part time at the winery, and began to help with harvest cellar tasks whenever she could.  In 2008, she was invited by the Filippi family to learn the winemaking process from the ground up and she jumped at the opportunity to turn her passion for wine into a career. She trained with enologist Tish Cooper and was advised by consultants Dr. Fred S. Nury, Emeritus Professor of Enology and Food Science at Cal State University Fresno, as well as retired winemaker and vintner Rene Biane. In the 10 years that she served as winemaker for Joseph Filippi Winery, she enjoyed working with grapes from vines that were over 100 years old, including Alicante Bouschet, Mission, Palomino, Pedro Ximenez, and Zinfandel varieties, as well as various varietals from younger vineyards, including Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Sirah. Old-world winemaking traditions have greatly influenced her style, focusing on the idea of “less is more” while taking care to preserve the true character and expression of each varietal and its terroir. Kristina’s wines have earned gold medals and 90+ ratings, a couple of which include Double Gold and Best in Class for her Petite Sirah, and her Super Tuscan style red blend, Velluto which earned 91 pts from Wine Enthusiast.

Kristina’s own family has viticultural roots in Southern California related to the San Gabriel Valley that reach back to 1784, and she moved here to Temecula in 2019 with hopes of getting in touch with those roots by learning more about the viticultural side of winemaking.  Prior to joining us here at Wilson Creek, she spent the last two years working in and managing vineyards in Temecula. We are extremely excited to have her as a part of our team and we know she will create some amazing wines for our winery.