Austin Hope Syrah Magnum 2015
Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Syrah showcases beautiful ripe black cherry, cassis and blackberry liqueur aromas, accented by notes of dried violets and an earthy, freshly-tilled soil character. Layers of white pepper, smoke and leather are accented by a mocha-caramel sweetness. On the palate, the wine is a little more restrained than previous vintages, balancing youthful, gripping tannins with a medium-full body that highlights the ripe fruit notes. The acid is perfectly integrated and balances the wine as the fruit subsides, leading to a long, oak driven finish.