Neyers Hudson Vineyard Syrah 2000
Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The 2000 Syrah Hudson Vineyard boasts an opaque dense purple color as well as a big, sweet, smoky, bacon fat-scented nose with notions of chocolate, blackberries, and graphite. This stunning effort is full-bodied, large-scaled, fleshy, and rich. It offers a substantial mouthful of seamless Syrah."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, violet, bacon fat and mocha on the complex nose. Juicy and quite tightly wound but not hard. Dense and spicy, with lively acidity extending the finish. Perhaps a bit riper than the '99 version, but not yet quite as aromatically explosive. This wine is now consistently among California's elite syrahs."
International Wine Cellar
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Begun in 1992 by Bruce and Barbara Neyers and their winemaking partner, Ehren Jordan, Neyers Vineyards produces 15,000 cases of wine annually. They rely primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Neyers' 50-acre Conn Valley ranch farmed by Hugo and Lupe Maldonado. Additioanl grapes are purchased from a select group of growers, several of which are...
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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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(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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