Behrens & Hitchcock Winery Syrah “Hommage to Ed Oliviera” 2002 | 750 ml.

Item #: 33427

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Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 100% Syrah

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Critical Acclaim

ST91+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2004

"Medium ruby. Knockout nose combines blackberry, minerals, violet, graphite and licorice, along with a distinctly rocky quality. Rich and quite purple in flavor, hinting at blackberry and violet pastille; very backward and evolving slowly. Extremely tactile, even saline, and not at all an overly sweet style of syrah. Finishes with powerful tannins and sneaky length. Still an infant, but a fascinating sample. Behrens uses mostly 350- and 500-liter barrels to age this wine." (91–94 pts.)

RP93 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Feb 2005

"The inky/blue/purple-tinged 2002 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard Homage to Ed Olivera reveals aromas and flavors of blackberries, blueberries, creosote, and acacia flowers. Heady, full-bodied, and viscous, with tremendous opulence as well as fleshy fruit, this mind-blowing Syrah may be even better than my numerical rating suggests. Already showy, I would opt for drinking it over the next 5–7 years." (93 pts.)

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More Information
SKU33427
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameBehrens & Hitchcock Winery Syrah “Hommage to Ed Oliviera”
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictNorth Coast
Product Location - Location-AppellationMendocino
Package Size750 ml.
Wine/Spirit BrandErna Schein Behrens Family Winery
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2002
Bin Location10
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Syrah
Wine - Primary GrapeShiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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