2018 Hampton Vineyard Syrah
Located on the warmer side of the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Hampton Vineyard sits on a gentle south facing slope in a rocky shale loam soil. This vineyard is known for producing a Syrah that is big, dark and meaty.
Dark fruit aromas prevail on the nose, followed by dried herbs, tar, smoke and BBQ meat. Radiant notes of blackberry and blueberry compote are accentuated on the palate by leather, grilled herbs, dark chocolate and scorched earth.
You won't go wrong pairing this Syrah with grilled meats and vegetables, wild game, beef stew or any hard cheese.