The 2016 Austin Hope Syrah is another beautifully brooding Syrah from the Estate Vineyard. Aromas of earth and leather reminiscent of the land it was grown on fill your glass with undertones of mocha. On the palate, the flavor evolves from sweet baking spices of clove and cinnamon to stewed blackberries and roasted dark meat. This intensely rich wine finishes with refined yet firm tannins that balances this full bodied wine.
The 2016 Austin Hope Syrah was grown on the Hope Family Vineyard in the Templeton Gap region of paso Robles. Four Syrah clones are planted in separate blocks in the vineyard all of which are high-density spaced. The vines are managed to keep cluster counts low, resulting in fruit with great intensity and rich berry flavors.