2014 Joseph Phelps Syrah, Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard
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Description2014 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Syrah, Napa Valley, USA
ROBERT PARKERA big surprise for me was the incredible quality of the Syrah Phelps produced in 2014 and 2015 from the Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard. The 2014 Syrah Larry Hyde & Sons, which was co-fermented with 6% Viognier and aged 18 months in 30% new French puncheons and barrels, is a wonderful Côte Rôtie-like wine. Possibly the best Syrah the Phelps winery has ever produced (and they have been making wine longer than many), there are 1,600 cases of this sexy, endearing, dark purple wine, which has an incredibly intense bouquet of spring flowers, marmalade, honeysuckle, and blackcurrant and black raspberry fruit. This stunning wine, which is medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, would easily pass as a dead ringer for a Côte Rôtie in a blind tasting.
VINOUS (ANTONIO GALLONI)Black pepper, sage, rosemary, plums and cherries abound in the 2014 Syrah Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard. Floral and savory, with gorgeous aromatic precision and nuance, this mid-weight, super-expressive Syrah is shaping up to be a jewel. The 2014 is all about aromatics and nuance. Here, too, the 50% whole cluster are pretty much buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit.