2009 Whitehawk Vineyard Syrah
Syrah •White Hawk Vineyard
Santa Barbara County
A terrifically delicious wine, today’s Robléon Winery 2009 Whitehawk Vineyard Syrah is a truly exceptional wine that our entire tasting panel simply adored.
A hearty, full flavored red, this wine will appeal to lovers of those heartier styles of Syrah. One of our panelists called this wine to be a ‘party in a bottle’, and we all agreed.
Built in a bolder style, this fruit-driven wine delivers a ton of flavor, right up front on the palate. On the nose, the wine is beautifully aromatic, with aromas that jump out of the glass.
Pair with a hearty spiced meat dish like carnitas. A BBQ filet mignon rubbed with black pepper would also be quite wonderful.
Dark and foreboding, with dark purple hues and edges of pure magenta. Tall legs hold onto the color of the wine, taking a very long time to emerge.
Classic new world Syrah with plump fruit of dark plum, stewed plum, black cherry, blackberry, dried blueberry. These sit atop more savory aromas of forest floor, mushroom, pepper, cinnamon, olive, dried pine needle, spicy tobacco and dried dark rose petals.
Fills the mouth with with weight and depth. Leads with flavors of dark violets, dark dried roses, mission fig, stewed plum and graphite.
Dark fruit lingers for a long time, to be replaced by graphite, dusty dried flower petals and pancetta.