|2012 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah
A rich, balanced, classic Syrah
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Savannah Vineyard
Bottled: July 12, 2014
Aging: 20 months in 100% French oak, using only 47% new
Production: 238 cases
Appearance: Deep, intense garnet red.
Aroma: Black pepper, dried sage, cassis, vanilla bean, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of forest.
Taste: Youthful tannins support concentrated dark fruit flavors of dried berry and tart cherry. Hints of chocolate. Beautifully integrated oak. Luscious entry, round mouth feel, and a lingering finish.
Pairs with cheese, lamb, game, turkey, or chocolate.