Havens Syrah Hudson Vineyard 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 97701
  • red wine
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

97% Syrah, 3% Viognier

With the Hudson Vineyard "T" Block Syrah, the wine starts out its life in cellar very fat, full, and somewhat awkward. But as it ages in barrel it becomes more refined, elegant, and balanced at a higher level. The exotic high tones of lavender and orchid, the white pepper spice, and the long finish develop from what began as an ungainly child. This wine is a telling argument for Syrah in Carneros, and for the proposition that a Syrah of power and structure can still be fine and graceful.

"The outstanding 2002 Syrah Hudson T Block, a superb parcel of the well-known Hudson Vineyard, boasts a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a beautifully ripe nose of acacia flowers, creme de cassis, and vanilla. Dense but elegant and well-balanced with seamlessly integrated acidity, wood, and tannin, and a long, smooth finish, it will provide a lot of pleasure over the next 5-8 years."
92 Points
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
August 2004

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Founded in 1984 by winemaker Michael Havens, Havens Wine Cellars have earned distinction for its Merlot, Syrah and their Bordeaux-style red blend called Bouriquot. Havens Wine Cellars is located just south of Yountville and a short quieting drive off Highway 29, Napa Valley"s main winery tour route. The pastoral 10-acre site located on the Mayacamas benchland includes a 7½ acre...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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