Hop Barn Hill Syrah 2014

Publication

The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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95

Review

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Syrah Hop Barn Hill opens with meaty/gamey notes with nuances of tar, black pepper, licorice and roses over a core of blackberry and plum preserves. Packed with opulent, gregarious black fruit compote and spicy layers on the full-bodied palate, it has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and peppery.