Hop Barn Hill Syrah 2013

Varietal

Syrah

Growing Year Info

The 2013 growing year was the second dry year in a row for us. We had an especially dry spring and it warmed up early, so the vines got an early jump on the season. Bloom came along in early May and the temperatures were perfect for berry pollination. The clusters ended up setting an abundance of berries. We had to do quite a bit of cluster thinning to maintain our desired crop levels and to get some sunlight and air movement into the canopy. Harvest came early as well. Fortunately, we had cooler temps about midway through, which slowed down picking and allowed us to catch up on things - including sleep! Harvest was complete after 7-8 weeks.

Tasting Notes

The 2013 Hop Barn Hill Syrah has deep mocha aromas, with cedar and molasses notes. The palate is rich and dense, full of espresso, dark chocolate, and cinnamon.

Winemaker

Bryan Kvamme

Cases Produced

37

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