Enfield Wine Co., Haynes Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Enfield Wine Co., Haynes Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Coombsville AVA, California

Enfield Wine Co. is the family project of John Lockwood and Amy Seese, with a focus on producing wines of personality. They do not subscribe to the ideal of the perfect wine, but to the notion that the very best wines tell a unique story.
Driven by soil first and foremost, Enfield Wine Co. seeks out vineyards that possess a distinct and powerful sense of place – across region, grape variety, and vine age. Working only with small vineyards and independent growers, every step of the process is guided by the intent to maximize this character of terroir. Grapes are harvested for balance and the wines are all given the chance to ferment naturally.
Tasting notes from John:
2018 was a remarkable vintage in California, with a long, even ripening 
season. For Haynes this meant a balance of generous fruit and focused acidity. The 2018 Syrah is extremely refined, with powerful aromatics of iron and flowers balanced with delicacy on the palate and enough acid to make this wine both refreshing and seriously cellar worthy. There is a coiled tension on the finish that is a joy to experience right now, but also hints at future potential. This is an excellent vintage and those who lay a few bottles down should be rewarded.
Impressive stuff and perfectly suited to Northern Rhône lovers who are looking for something comparable from the new world.