Hop Barn Hill Syrah 2014

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

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Review

The 2014 Syrah Hop Barn Hill is the most varietally expressive of the Syrahs I tasted. Black pepper, spice, licorice, tobacco and lavender wrap around a core of inky dark-fleshed fruit. The flavors and textures are beautifully woven together, but it is the wine's persistence and poise that are most remarkable. This site, just behind the Martinelli winery, is the source of the estate's first Syrah. This is superb juice.