2015 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Red Mountain Syrah

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2015 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Red Mountain Syrah
2015 Descendants Liegeois Dupont Red Mountain Syrah
Tasting notes

Tasting Notes: The flavors of cinnamon, slight vanilla custard and chocolate truffle are a nice balance to the underlying gamey character. This wine is lush, yet has a nice acidity to pair with it. There is richness with finesse and it really grabs your attention throughout the long smooth finish.


Production notes

Production: Grapes are from Les Gosses Vineyard, which is in the Red Mountain AVA, and has both the Joseph Phelps and Tablas Creek clones. The wine was destemmed and partially crushed into stainless steel fermenters where it was pumped over twice daily until desired tannin extraction was achieved. It was then pressed to barrels where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation, then racked off lees and 100% barrel aged for 19 months in 25% new oak, American (30%) and French oak (70%)

Other notes

Harvest notes: Heat, heat and more heat! That was 2015. A warm, dry Spring led to a hot, dry summer. Heat remained for the first part of harvest and grapes came in early. The hottest year on record. Ripe flavors, and the Brix that go with it were no problem this vintage. One problem for wine makers was the early ripening of all varieties which made it challenging for harvesting grapes at their optimum, however the wines have been delicious. The 2015 harvest resulted in the earliest picking date ever of red grapes for Hedges on Red Mountain.

Varietal Composition100% Syrah
AppellationRed mountain
VineyardLes Gosses
Aging100% barrel aged for 19 months
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced1889 x 12bottle cases



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