Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah 2018 750ml - Domaine Franey
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Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah 2018 750ml
SKU: 22918

Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucia
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
Encompassed by a vibrant purple rim, the 2018 Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah borders on jet black at its core. Beautifully expressive as it rests undisturbed in the glass, this classic Syrah transforms with each swirl as aromas of white pepper, orange peel, and crushed blueberry take flight. With each moment, flavors develop and evolve-hints of spice and fresh blackberry interweave with waves of smoked meats, cigar box, orange zest, and crushed plum. This wine is a snapshot of east-facing, high elevation slopes of Pisoni Vineyards, where rugged, granite soils and windy, coastal influence create a wine of precision and concentration. This Susan's Hill Syrah was aged in foudre for 22 months. Pillared by persistent and fine-grained tannin, this wine is a baby with an aging potential of at least two decades.
Wine Enthusiast
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Dense aromas of roasted red currant, plum and blueberry meet with cocoa and coffee on the dark and thick nose of this bottling from the Pisoni Vineyard. Lavish and creamy tannins greet the palate and then show a more regal and rigid face, framing flavors of charred meat, rosemary, wild sage and iodine, with dark-berry fruit and brisk acidity washing into the finish.

March 1, 2021
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Opaque purple. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark fruits, exotic spices, incense, candied flowers and espresso. Alluringly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering expressive, mineral-accented cherry, blackberry, candied violet and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Hangs on with outstanding tenacity on the youthfully tannic, finely etched finish, which leaves behind vibrant dark berry and floral notes.

September 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from a wind-swept ridge in the Pisoni Vineyard, in the southern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2018 Syrah Susan's Hill boasts a saturated purple color as well as a smoky, peppery bouquet of blue fruits, lavender, smoked game, and iron. This is a young, unevolved, yet beautifully balanced Syrah that has full-bodied richness, ripe, present tannins, and a great finish. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for a decade.

May 21, 2020

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