|2010 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah Special Reserve
PLATINUM AWARD WINNER - 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL - 2014 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition - Gold Medal
SILVER MEDAL - 2014 California State Fair
"Among the most impressive Syrahs from California that I've tasted in a long time, this shows terrific fruit with great intensity of flavor that wasn't purchased at the price of over-ripeness or anything obvious in terms of overt sweetness. On the contrary, savory and spice notes take the lead from the first whiff through the midpalate and finish, with well-balanced oak and a beam of bright acidity that brings the northern Rhône to mind much more than a New World locale. Exemplary stuff."
95 Michael Franz Jun 17, 2014
100% Syrah from HFV Certified Organic Savannah Vineyard
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Harvest Date: October 20, 2010
Bottled: July 18, 2011
RS: 0.3 g/l.1
Aging: 21 months in 100% French oak, using only 50% new
Appearance: Deepest purple with undertones of deep, dark red undertones.
Aroma: Conjures memories of the Mediterranean with aromas of spices, capers, black olives and dark brown sugar.
Taste: Rich, supple, silky, and balanced. Integrated tannin, perky acidity with a palate coating finish. A classic Syrah with a hint of pepper.