Austin Hope Syrah 2011

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

$42.00 $24.99
Save $17.01
Item No. 123541
  • red wine
  • TP91
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Austin Hope Syrah has rich, deep purple color. Deep aromas of blackberry and earth are on full display as the wine opens up. It has enticing acidity and supporting flavors of blueberry and blackberry, leather and licorice. It finishes with flavors of smoked meats and white pepper.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and deep with lush plum and blackberry; spicy, intense and juicy with excellent balance and long, ripe flavors."
91 Points

"Dark ruby. Smoky cherry and blackberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of black tea and candied licorice, with a subtle floral quality in the background. Smoky dark berry preserve and cracked pepper flavors pack a good punch with no excess weight. Closes sweet and broad, with lingering smoke and floral pastille notes."
90 Points

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Learn About Austin Hope Map ItMap It

After years of farming Austin began to understand the importance of the vineyard to the wine. He immediately started replanting his family's vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles, in the Templeton Gap area with four different clones of Syrah from France. The vines are planted in high density spacing, ranging from 5'x 5' to 6'x 4' and yielding 1700 to 1900 plants per acre. This...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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