As our Estate Syrah is a cohesive blend of grapes picked from throughout the vineyard, our Hilltops Syrah originates from distinct blocks- literally on the hilltops. With striking notes of blueberry, honeysuckle and smoke on the nose, our Hilltops has provocative character and silky mouth feel. Enjoy this vintage with a puff pastry baked brie drizzled in a port reduction sauce. For the more patient purchasers of this bottle, lay it down for 7 to 8 years. Wine Advocate 92 points Stephen Tanzer 92+ points 748 cases produced.
International Wine CellarVivid ruby. Fresh red berries and Asian spices on the nose; reminds me a bit of pinot. Spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are finely etched and given depth by bitter chocolate and black tea. The most youthful of these 2006s, finishing with excellent clarity, minerality and thrust.