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2015 Austin Hope Winery Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Templeton Gap District"

Austin Hope 2015 Syrah

Winery: Austin Hope Winery

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Templeton Gap District"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Templeton Gap

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 527

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 22, 2019

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Syrah from Austin Hope opens with a Tawny port, rum cake and blackberry jam like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a fig and espresso blend with notes of smoky oak. We also detected hints of minerality, dark chocolate, and blackberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are pretty extended. The Panel suggested pairing the Syrah with a black and blue burger. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker 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.

Organic status: not organic

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