|2009 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah Special Reserve
BEST SYRAH - Sommoliers Challenge
GOLD - Critic's Challenge
SILVER - California State Fair
100% Syrah from HFV Certified Organic Savannah Vineyard
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Harvest Date: October 23, 2009
Bottled: June 30, 2011
Harvest Brix: 25.0
Aging: 20 months in 100% French Oak, 50% new
Appearance: Very dark, deepest red with no penetration of light.
Aroma: Mediterranean aromas of spices, capers, black olive, pine needles, molasses
Taste: A very lively, full bodied wine with great entry, firm tannins and distinct notes of pepper, pimento, and good minerality.