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Hock & Deuce Mae's Vineyard Syrah Blend

9.138 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon, USA
Syrah, Viognier
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

Southern Oregon is oft overshadowed by its northerly neighbors in the Willamette. But these fringe appellations often offer stunning value - and a welcome reprieve from Pinot at times. This Syrah/Viognier blend makes clear its Northern Rhône inspiration - a lean varietal expression that finds breadth through a piercingly bright acidic through line. Brambly, yet precise - it tastes of muddled raspberry, bacon drippings, sweat, crushed minerals and sweet wilted herbs. The perfect accompaniment to a weirdly cold late April evening in Vermont.

Southern Oregon is oft overshadowed by its northerly neighbors in the Willamette. But these fringe appellations often offer stunning value - and a welcome reprieve from Pinot at times. This Syrah/Viognier blend makes clear its Northern Rhône inspiration - a lean varietal expression that finds breadth through a piercingly bright acidic through line. Brambly, yet precise - it tastes of muddled raspberry, bacon drippings, sweat, crushed minerals and sweet wilted herbs. The perfect accompaniment to a weirdly cold late April evening in Vermont.

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2018
Willie Carter

This is ridiculously good. 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier from Southern Oregon, presents itself as light garnet. What a crazy gorgeous nose. Predominantly jasmine with intense floral notes and some smoke. Not heavy duty at all here, just all pleasing. More smoke and savoriness on the palate. Blueberries, citrus, forest floor, and herbs. Great finish with spice. Artfully crafted, playful, and just downright delicious.

This is ridiculously good. 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier from Southern Oregon, presents itself as light garnet. What a crazy gorgeous nose. Predominantly jasmine with intense floral notes and some smoke. Not heavy duty at all here, just all pleasing. More smoke and savoriness on the palate. Blueberries, citrus, forest floor, and herbs. Great finish with spice. Artfully crafted, playful, and just downright delicious.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2017
Deborah Heath

Brianne Day's smoky, savory #Syrah/Viognier. Mmmm. Feral.

Brianne Day's smoky, savory #Syrah/Viognier. Mmmm. Feral.

Aug 30th, 2014
Ted Corvey

See prior notes. This is a great bottle from a great producer. I am always impressed with her stuff. She achieves such depth while maintaining some really pleasant delicate presence.

See prior notes. This is a great bottle from a great producer. I am always impressed with her stuff. She achieves such depth while maintaining some really pleasant delicate presence.

Jul 6th, 2018
Alex P
9.2

It has been 65 and rainy for 10 days in May. This is perfect today but would also be perfect if it were 75 and with no humidity and one of those baller ass beyond beef burgers in my hand. And friends. Lots of friends.

It has been 65 and rainy for 10 days in May. This is perfect today but would also be perfect if it were 75 and with no humidity and one of those baller ass beyond beef burgers in my hand. And friends. Lots of friends.

May 20th, 2018
Perri Wiatrak

Notes of black currant and pepper. Acidity that makes it refreshing at a summer barbecue, but also has a warmth that would make it nice for a cozy winter night.

Notes of black currant and pepper. Acidity that makes it refreshing at a summer barbecue, but also has a warmth that would make it nice for a cozy winter night.

May 1st, 2018
Stacy Wiatrak

Drank this on a cold, spring night in Vermont. It took a moment to grow on me, but enjoyed it with farm to table fare. Dark berries and fruit forward. Very nice.

Drank this on a cold, spring night in Vermont. It took a moment to grow on me, but enjoyed it with farm to table fare. Dark berries and fruit forward. Very nice.

May 1st, 2018
Mitchell Wiatrak

Enjoying with family on cool spring evening in Burlington Vermont. Tastes of black currant and pepper. Nice wine to warm you up on a chilly evening.

Enjoying with family on cool spring evening in Burlington Vermont. Tastes of black currant and pepper. Nice wine to warm you up on a chilly evening.

May 1st, 2018
David McDuff

Wine Blogger McDuff's Food & Wine Trail, Importer David Bowler Wines

Day Wines
2013
"Hock and Deuce"
Mae's Vineyard
Applegate Valley, Oregon
80% Syrah, 20% Viognier

Day Wines
2013
"Hock and Deuce"
Mae's Vineyard
Applegate Valley, Oregon
80% Syrah, 20% Viognier

Jul 27th, 2014
Daniel McGeough

Great with OP frankfurters!!

Great with OP frankfurters!!

Dec 11th, 2017