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hfvsyr06750_tn.jpg 2011 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah

A rich, balanced, classic Syrah

GOLD MEDAL 2015 California State Fair - 94 points, Best of Class for Sonoma Region, Best Red Wine for Sonoma Region
GOLD MEDAL 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

Varietal: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Savannah Vineyard
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 6.2
RS: 0.3 g/liter
tA: 6.1
Harvest: October, 2011
Bottled: August 1, 2013
Aging: 21 months in 100% French oak, using only 50% new
Production: 400 cases

Appearance: A deep dark and broody purple.
Aroma: Black pepper, smoked meats, roasted coffee beans, caramel, and cedar incense.
Taste: A superbly balanced Syrah with integrated tannins leaving impressions of espresso, bittersweet chocolate and a flirtation with dates..