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2012 Hawks Butte Syrah
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Yorkville Highlands
Alcohol %
13.1

2012 Hawks Butte Syrah

Profoundly aromatic with copious red apple, rose petal and California bay, the Hawks Butte Syrah offers a harmonious blend of juicy black currant, candied cherry and orange blossom. Whole cluster fermentation allows the wine to obtain structure from stem tannin instead of oak, resulting in a lively, broad expressive wine with a soft, velvet texture.

 

 

 

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SKU: 12HWBSY75

VINEYARD NOTES:
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.

VINTAGE NOTES:
The 2012 vintage was a welcome relief following the challenges of 2010 and 2011. A wet winter was balanced by a moderate, slightly dry spring, with bud break and veraison occurring several weeks later than usual. Bestowing optimal conditions for slow, even ripening, a long Indian summer extended into early October. Harvest commenced approximately two weeks later than previous years, and was condensed into a few short weeks, with all of our fruit in by November 1.