Lillian Winery

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah

9.34 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jack Chester

This burly beast has gained weight, incredibly, since last tasting. Lots of big brambly berry fruit, firm tannin, hints of asphalt, coffee grounds, and white pepper. Balanced, but lingering. Significant bottle life ahead, but as this wine has only existed since the '04 vintage, it's hard to guess the longevity. Drink or hold.

This burly beast has gained weight, incredibly, since last tasting. Lots of big brambly berry fruit, firm tannin, hints of asphalt, coffee grounds, and white pepper. Balanced, but lingering. Significant bottle life ahead, but as this wine has only existed since the '04 vintage, it's hard to guess the longevity. Drink or hold.

May 14th, 2017
Bryan Kesting

This is the gold series #5 White Hawk. Instead of combining White Hawk and Bien Nacido like in the past they decided to make single vineyard bottling of White Hawk and Bien Nacido. It was pretty tight even with some air and more southern Rhône in style than the Bien Nacido. This wine is going to be great with some time.

This is the gold series #5 White Hawk. Instead of combining White Hawk and Bien Nacido like in the past they decided to make single vineyard bottling of White Hawk and Bien Nacido. It was pretty tight even with some air and more southern Rhône in style than the Bien Nacido. This wine is going to be great with some time.

Nov 10th, 2019
John Kemper

A real stunner, the '06 Lillian Syrah, sourced from the White Hawk Vyd., is a saturated inky purple. Evident aromas include smoky spice, licorice, Dr. Pepper, intense blackberry, vanilla and flowers. Perfectly balanced and pure, this graceful Syrah has velvety tannins and a gorgeous finish.

A real stunner, the '06 Lillian Syrah, sourced from the White Hawk Vyd., is a saturated inky purple. Evident aromas include smoky spice, licorice, Dr. Pepper, intense blackberry, vanilla and flowers. Perfectly balanced and pure, this graceful Syrah has velvety tannins and a gorgeous finish.

Feb 2nd, 2013
Berg

2009

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Mar 7th, 2015