2014 Hawks Butte Syrah
Profoundly aromatic with notes of violets,blackberry, smoke, black currant, clove, pie spice, black licorice and ripe raspberry. The texture is soft and alluring with flavors of figs, blackberry and black plum. Mouthwatering acidity and soft tannins highlight the long finish of this mountain grown cool climate Syrah.
Perched on slopes 1,400 feet above the valley floor in the Yorkville Highlands, this Syrah vineyard is located just shy of the southeastern end of Anderson Valley. Cool nighttime temperatures and rocky soils, reminiscent of the northern Rhône Valley, render a truly site-specific wine bearing pronounced aromatics, blackberries and hints of spice.