2013 Enfield Wine Co Syrah Haynes Vineyard
Words that come to mind when describing the Haynes vineyard are “deep” and “noble” and the 2013 walks the tightrope of elegance and power as well as any wine we have released. Aromatic from the first pour and more expressive on the palate than the 2012, the soil sings in the 2013 with the familiar interplay of red and black fruit, floral and savory aromatics, and the long smoldering finish and ultra-fine tannins of volcanic ash.
John Lockwood, owner and winemaker at Enfield, has a resume that will make you salivate. He worked with Ted Lemon (Littorai) and especially with Ehren Jordan at Failla. In fact, Lockwood started Enfield while managing the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley vineyards at Failla.
These are extremely balanced and tension-filled wines that are some of the hottest wines in California.