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Hop Barn Hill Syrah 2001

Publication

The Wine Advocate

Award

94-96

Review

The inky blue/purple-colored 2001 Syrah Hop Barn Hill (75 cases) offers an extraordinary perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with licorice, tar, and pepper. The explosive aromatics are followed by equally bold, expansive, massive flavor concentration. This is not for everybody, but it represents Syrah at its most concentrated and impressive. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.