Robert Parker 99 Points (2018): “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Syrah Hudson Vineyard barrel sample explodes form the glass with an incredible array of classic Syrah notes: black cherries, black plums, blackberries and licorice with hints of garrigue, tar, bouquet garni and bacon fat. Full-bodied, the palate is equally atomic, with bags of expressive black fruits and meaty/peppery hints framed by ripe, rounded tannins, finishing long, refreshing and oh-so-spicy.”
The Kongsgaard Syrah Hudson Vineyards is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Sleek and silky to the core, it possesses exceptional balance and tons of pedigree. The Syrah is all primary fruit, while the varietal savory notes, that are typical of this wine, have not emerged yet.