Hop Barn Hill Syrah 2012

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

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Review

Martinelli's 2012 Syrah Hop Barn Hill races across the palate with notable intensity. Iron, smoke and a host of ferrous notes add considerable nuance and personality. The flavors are dark, bold and intense, but there is gorgeous nuance underpinning all of the fruit. The Hop Barn Hill emerges from the first parcel of Syrah Helen Turley planted on the site of the winery, and is only made in some years. The 2012 shows Turley had a pretty good sense of intuition all those years ago.