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2004 Vino V White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah

14.5% alc., 75 cases, $42. Released last year but really reaching its stride now. Estrella River clone of Syrah. 21 months in barrel (33% new). · Deep, dark purple. Plumy, dark stone fruits with oak and exotic spices on the pleasing nose. Plush dark fruits with well-integrated oak and soft, drying tannins. A very nice black raspberry kiss on the finish. The healthy acidic backbone is refreshing. I like this. Reviewed February 18, 2008

Winery: Vino V Wines
From article: Small Sips of Pinot