2015 Austin Hope Syrah Magnum

2015 Austin Hope Syrah Magnum

2015 Austin Hope Syrah Magnum

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$130.00
/ 1.5L
SKU: CGAH015SYMA06USA

Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Syrah showcases beautiful ripe black cherry, cassis and blackberry liqueur aromas, accented by notes of dried violets and an earthy, freshly-tilled soil character. Layers of white pepper, smoke and leather are accented by a mocha-caramel sweetness. On the palate, the wine is a little more restrained than previous vintages, balancing youthful, gripping tannins with a medium-full body that highlights the ripe fruit notes. The acid is perfectly integrated and balances the wine as the fruit subsides, leading to a long, oak driven finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %
15.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Syrah showcases beautiful ripe black cherry, cassis and blackberry liqueur aromas, accented by notes of dried violets and an earthy, freshly-tilled soil character. Layers of white pepper, smoke and leather are accented by a mocha-caramel sweetness. On the palate, the wine is a little more restrained than previous vintages, balancing youthful, gripping tannins with a medium-full body that highlights the ripe fruit notes. The acid is perfectly integrated and balances the wine as the fruit subsides, leading to a long, oak driven finish.
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 vintage saw dramatically reduced yields from the combined effects of four years of drought and cool, unsettled weather during flowering, which resulted in a bit of shatter. The weather patterns continued to fluctuate between cooler and warmer than normal conditions, resulting in a long, drawn out harvest. Yields were down by 30-40% throughout our vineyards, with the drought conditions causing smaller than normal cluster size, but intensely concentrated fruit with great acidity levels.
Winemaker Notes
The 2015 blend is comprised of four Syrah clones – 470 (Garonne, France), 383 (Hermitage, France), Caldwell, and Alban (Côte Rôtie, France). The grapes were hand-picked and fermented separately by vineyard block in five-ton, open-top tanks. After daily pump-overs (for color and tannin extraction) for 10 days, the tanks were tasted as well as tested for their tannins and structure for determination of their length in extended maturation. These wines of 2015 were held from 30 to 60 days on their skins before the wines were aged separately for 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. The Syrah was racked together in the Summer of 2017, aged for an additional 8 months on 55% new French oak, and racked once more just prior to bottling in April of 2018.