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2019 Syrah Hop Barn Hill 750 ml

2019 Syrah Hop Barn Hill 750 ml

Russian River
2019 Syrah Hop Barn Hill 750 ml

Dark in color with fresh aromas of black plum, sandalwood, fresh cracked pepper. The mouth coating palate is juicy with black cherry, coffee bean and blackberry flavors. Berry liqueur rounds out the lengthy finish

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Wine Specs
Russian River
Vineyard Designation
Hop Barn Hill
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Hop Barn Hill Syrah Vineyard was planted in 1996 on a clay loam slope near the old hop barn neighboring our winemaking area and tasting room. These heavy clay soils are perfect to reduce the vigor common to Syrah vines, forcing the plants to focus their efforts into the fruit versus their canopy or root systems. The grapevines are planted in four separate blocks; one meter by two meters apart, on less than an acre of land which yields no more than 3 barrels each vintage.
Winemaker Notes
The 2019 season was overall very cool with record rainfall for Sonoma County in February. The vines however were not affected by this because they were still dormant at the time. Similar to the 2018 season, spring and summer were moderate in temperature and ripening developed gradually and under minimal stress. This year was in fact so similar to 2018 that we began harvest the same day, on September 10th. Unfortunately, another wildfire hit the region at the end of October, but luckily none of our vineyards were affected. The winery and many employees were evacuated, but we were able to keep an eye on the new vintage with a skeleton crew. The quality was not impacted, and we are very excited at the concentration of flavors in this vintage.