Pronounced shy. Shai is the Hebrew word for gift. While exploring wine regions I discovered that the Santa Ynez Valley was in LA’s backyard. I became a frequent visitor to the local wine scene, and realized that Rhone style wines, old and new world, were some of my favorite. I was able to work harvest alongside great winemakers. I was hooked!
In January of 2008 I decided that I was going to make wine that year. I purchased barrels and waited for harvest. October came very fast. With consultant Mikael Sigouin my journey had begun. Since I’m a perfectionist, I am dedicated to making small lot, hand-crafted wines with care and attention to quality and detail.
The 2008 Adome (meaning Red) is my 1st vintage. It is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cab. Only 230 cases were produced. 100% French oak barrels. All Santa Yenz fruit. This wine has great balance, wonderful texture and mouth feel. It can be enjoyed now and for many years to come.
Region: Santa Ynez Winemakers: Shawn Shai Halahmy url: www.shaicellars.com