Hyde de Villaine, 2013 Hyde De Villaine Syrah 'Californio'

"The 2014 Syrah Californio Hyde Vineyard offers good varietal character in a mid-weight, perfumed style. For a wine made in a drought vintage, the 2014 remains surprisingly light on its feet and aromatic. There is good brightness to the sweet red cherry and plum fruit, along with enough freshness to drink well for at least another handful of years."

Hyde de Villaine, 2013 Hyde De Villaine Syrah 'Californio'

Hyde de Villaine, 2013 Hyde De Villaine Syrah 'Californio'

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2013 Hyde De Villaine Syrah 'Californio'
Hyde de Villaine

VINEYARD: From Hyde Vineyard in eastern Los Carneros, Napa Valley. The site has south/southeastern exposures with shallow loam and clay soils.

VINIFICATION: This wine sees 35% new French oak for 14 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered

FUN FACT: The name Californio pays tribute to the early California settlers, or Californios, who brought Old World sophistication and elegance to the western shores of the New World. As descendants of the early Californios, the Hyde and de Villaine families strive to produce a Syrah that highlights one of California’s premier growing sites, Hyde Vineyard, while embodying the elegance of the families’ Old World heritage.

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