Wine Enthusiast Awards 2010 Joseph Phelps Syrah 92 Points & Cellar Selection

We are pleased to share two new Syrah reviews that will appear in the March 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine:

92 Points & Cellar Selection - Joseph Phelps Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Syrah (Napa Valley) Phelps’ basic 2010 Napa Syrah is good, but this single-vineyard bottling is considerably richer. It’s immense with flavors of Bing cherries, red currants, mocha and sandalwood, along with hints of bacon and black pepper. The tannins are such that you want to age it for about six years. -S.H.

90 Points - Joseph Phelps Syrah (Napa Valley) This is a fine Syrah from a producer with a long history of success with the Rhône variety. It’s inky and dark in color with a palate that’s tannic and dry, with long, deep, spicy flavors of blackberries, grilled meat, black pepper and toasty oak. It will provide good drinking with grilled meats and stews over the next two years. -S.H. 

Congratulations to our Napa Valley winemaking and vineyard teams!