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2009 Vintage Wines


2009 Alder Springs

2009 Beatty Ranch Zinfandel

2009 L'Imaginaire Grenache

2009 L'Intruse Mourvedre

2009 Las Madres Syrah

2009 Les Amours Syrah

2009 Roussanne

2009 Thompson

2009 White Hawk

 

 

 

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2009 White Hawk Syrah

Santa Barbara County


The White Hawk Vineyard typically produces small berries giving us a good skin-to-pulp ratio aiding in the color extraction in the wine which is exhibited in the wines dark color. Bright blue fruit explodes up-front on the palate with lingering white pepper spice that White Hawk Syrah is so known for. Dark fruit dominates the finsih with a hint of herbal notes providing structure under the dark velvet layer of fruit. This is a powerful wine which needs to be cellared for 1-2 years and can be enjoyed for up to 10 more years.


Technical Info

97% Syrah, White Hawk Vineyard

3% Viognier

Alcohol: 14.6%

pH: 3.57

TA: 0.71

15% Whole Cluster

Indigenous Yeast Fermentation

Aged 18 months in French Oak Barrels, 33% New


Accolades & Awards

Top Rhone Wine in America - Rhone Shootout

"More black fruit driven and with a richer profile than the Las Madres, the 2009 White Hawk Vineyard (co-fermented with 3% Viognier) offers up herb-laced black fruits, lavender, smoked meat, and ground pepper. Mouth filling and rich, with a supple, polished texture, no hard edges, and ripe, polished tannin, it?s a knockout effort that will thrill for just under a decade."
92 points - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate & The Rhône Report

"Aromatics of blueberry and cherry mingle with suggestions of bacon, spice, and earth on the nose. A sip delivers flavors of blueberry and boysenberry with accents of game, pepper, and minerals. A robust, hearty wine, fans of bolder reds will enjoy this bottle very much."
92 points - Food & Beverage World

"Aromas of blackberry and garrique (wild flowers, sage, rosemary, pine) with a hint of violets and chocolate cherries in the nose. - nice! Bright cherry flavors enhanced with lively spice and a really nice and juicy in the mouth. Wow!"
95 points - Rhône Shootout

"Complex black, red and blue fruit aromas, with complements of earth, cigar, pepper spice and oak. This is a pretty intense wine, displaying rich fruit and secondary elements in a firm but rounding finish. Decant before enjoying!"
97 points & Top 100 Wines of the Year - Wine X Magazine

Gold Medal - American Fine Wine Competition


$45 for 750ml bottle

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2009 White Hawk Syrah

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