Hedges Syrah Red Mountain “Cuvee Marcel Dupont” 2016
The grapes are from the Le Gosses Vineyard, destemmed and crushed, racked off the lees and then barrel aged for 19 months in a combo of American and French oak barrels, 48% of which is new. An extremely well-balanced Syrah with a flashy character, meaty substance and delicious cocoa powder flavor. Unmistakably Syrah with a denseness and inherent chocolate that weaves together perfect with the oak treatment. Washington shows that it can make amazing Syrah and with a single vineyard bottling coming in at $25.