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Think Tank Syrah Santa Barbara County White Hawk Vineyard 2007

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The first thing that strikes you about our 2007 White Hawk Syrah is its deep red color with a garnet hue. The complexity of this wine reveals itself on the nose with scents of black stone fruits, eucalyptus, white pepper and even cherry cola. Your palate is rewarded with luscious flavors of black cherry, dark caramel and toasted oak with a full-rounded, lingering finish consisting of noticeable, yet smooth tannins. As it is a big and young wine, give it some time to open up over the course of the evening!

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White Hawk Vineyard:
The White Hawk Vineyard is planted on ancient sand dunes on the south facing slope of Cat Canyon, a side of the Los Alamos Valley in Santa Barbara County. It's 21 miles west of the Pacific and 2 miles north of Los Alamos and planted at 900 feet elevation. This region is recognized as a top producing wine region. Fog often embraces the small vineyard in the morning before gentle afternoon breeze... Read more
The White Hawk Vineyard is planted on ancient sand dunes on the south facing slope of Cat Canyon, a side of the Los Alamos Valley in Santa Barbara County. It's 21 miles west of the Pacific and 2 miles north of Los Alamos and planted at 900 feet elevation. This region is recognized as a top producing wine region. Fog often embraces the small vineyard in the morning before gentle afternoon breezes chase it away to allow the sun's rays to slowly ripen the fruit. We custom farm using sustainable and primarily organic viticulture. The yields are miniscule and the berries intense with a strong core of acidity is complemented by elements of meat and blackberries. Although Chardonnay is also planted in this 75 acre vineyard, much of White Hawk's vineyard is planted with Syrah clone 1 on 5c rootstock or Syrah clone 6 on 140R rootstock. Fruit from White Hawk vineyard is shared with other prominent wineries including Ojai Vineyard, Andrew Murray Vineyards, Herman Story Wines, and Sine Qua Non. White Hawk vineyard fruit is also used by Longoria Winery, IO Winery, Clos Mimi Wines, Silver Winery, Ingersoll Wine, Royal Oak Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Paige 23 Wines, Sea Smoke Cellars, and Wild Horse Winery. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Think Tank Syrah Santa Barbara County White Hawk Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
12/11/2011

This is fairly intense on the nose, a bit oak driven with grilled pork aromas, notes of milk chocolate, leather, and mint over meaty plum fruit. Very soft and seamless in the mouth with fair brightness to the creamy concentrated berry fruits that have a nice porcini edge to them. The fruit flavors are pretty extracted here, and the tannins though fun, do a god job of accentuating that quality. There’s some nice green herb tones on the backend before this shifts into full on candied cherry fruit with slightly cocoa and medicinal herb notes on the moderately long, slightly extracted and slightly hot finish. A bit much. 88pts


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4.50 5
12/08/2011

Bright red fruit and cinnamon coffee cake topping aromas. Still a little bit of heat, but that will mellow out over time. Love the deep red fruit, mostly cranberries and cherries, with a tart finish of oak and vanilla.



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The first thing that strikes you about our 2007 White Hawk Syrah is its deep red color with a garnet hue. The complexity of this wine reveals itself on the nose with scents of black stone fruits, eucalyptus, white pepper and even cherry cola. Your palate is rewarded with luscious flavors of black cherry, dark caramel and toasted oak with a full-rounded, lingering finish consisting of noticeable, yet smooth tannins. As it is a big and young wine, give it some time to open up over the course of the evening!

Dietary Information: Organic


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