2008 Syrah Reserve Adds a Robust Punch to Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Paso Robles Drought Vintage Will Offer Pleasant Wine Tasting

The Paso Robles 2008 vintage was our second consecutive drought vintage. A late spring and moderate summer produced gradual ripening, with yields, and cool-climate characteristics. Yields were down due to shatter, small cluster sets and, in some cases, because of the early spring frost; however, we are pleased with the deep colors, variety of flavors, nice balance, elegant style, and rarity of the wines.

A Pioneer, Fragrant Tasting Wine for Hearthstone

Hearthstone’s first Reserve Syrah, shown powerful notes of black cherry, espresso, and cigar box in the scent. The mouth follows with dark chocolate, and a savory-earthy touch of tobacco, and a toasted oak leads to a lingering dry finish. A Paso Robles original.

Paso Robles’ Hearthstone Vineyard Allows for Thick, Intensely-flavored Berries

Syrah vines are relatively productive, yet sensitive to coulure, and although Syrah buds fairly late, it is a mid-season ripener. The Hearthstone Vineyard allows Syrah the required heat to get fully ripe to produce thick-skinned and dark berries. During sorting of the grape clusters, after harvesting, we pulled a small lot of extremely high quality culsters to produce this intense, deep violet colored and rich wine. Enjoy this limited, single barrel wine with your favorite winter meals.

Please stop by our Hearthstone Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room or check out the wine club online.

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