HdV Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Carneros, California

Item No. 93064
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST92
  • CG92

Winemaker's Notes

A mélange of characteristics develop from our four clonal selections. Half of the grapes were fermented in open top fermenters, imparting elegance, floral notes and balance to the wine. The other half were fermented in closed top fermenters providing syrah's distinctive roasted coffee bean character and a strong structure to the wine. The components were then blended and barrel aged in French oak for 11 months. The wine was bottled without filtration.

In an elegant Northern Rhône style, the wine shows a seductive and tender texture, with a vibrant core of blackberry and game as well as exotic spices, which lead to a long, floral finish.

"The 2004 HdV Syrah should continue to improve for another five to ten years. Serve around 64°F and enjoy with venison, a rack of lamb, prime ribs, or a barbecued salmon."
-Stephane Vivier, Winemaker, HdV Wines

"Good ruby-red color. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, cassis, smoked meat, truffle, graphite and violet; I might have guessed Cote-Rotie. Juicy, precise and light on its feet, with lively flavors of blackberry and violet.This has the weight and silkiness-not to mention the elegance and energy-of pinot noir. Quite suave on the back end, finishing with very fine-grained tannins and lovely lift."
-International Wine Cellar

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Established in 2000, HdV stands for Hyde de Villaine - a collaborative venture between the Hyde family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine family of Burgundy. The families, joined by marriage, share long histories in French and American winemaking, and have combined their knowledge and passion to create uncompromising wines from Hyde Vineyards in Carneros. The founders of HdV...

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Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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This Syrah is fruit driven but definitely not jammy. Dried blueberry, black raspberry and cassis flavors do predominate, but they're ...
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