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2018 Joseph Phelps Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Syrah

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January 7, 2024 - $41



95The Wine Advocate

...flamboyant notions of violets, peach blossoms and spice cake over a core of black cherries, warm black plums and blueberry pie, plus a waft of Sichuan pepper. Medium- bodied, the palate is refreshing and elegantly styled, featuring bright, crunchy black fruit flavors and bags of floral accents, finishing long with a gorgeous plush texture.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...smoky, meaty, Côte Rôtie-like perfume of black raspberries, smoked game, spring flowers, bacon fat, and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant, and seamless on the palate...

92Vinous / IWC

...elegant and nuanced, with lovely aromatic presence from the whole clusters... Red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice all grace the 2018. Bright saline notes extend the finish nicely.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.