\nDeep 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.
WE91 - Wine Enthusiast
Extremely rich on the nose, this bottling offers aromas of coffee candy, black cherry paste and roasted fig. Very much adhering to Austin Hope's house style, the palate is also thick and creamy in flavors of caramel, espresso and syrupy black fruits, all bolstered by flashes of acidity.