Cépage: Syrah (82%); Petite Sirah (8%); Mourvèdre (5%); Grenache (2%); Petit Manseng (1%); Viognier (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98+ (RP); 100 (JD)
Named after Manfred’s grandfather, the 2017 Syrah The Hated Hunter spent just over 23 months in 59% new French oak. A classic 2017, it has an incredible nose of spice red and black fruits, ground pepper, dried flowers, and sandalwood. With full-bodied richness, no hard edges, gorgeous purity of fruit, and a finish that won't quit, it has everything you could want from a bottle of wine. This cuvée comes from a mix of the The Twin, Eleven Confession, Cumulus, and Molly Aida vineyards, and was bottled in August of 2019."