Hoopes Family Vineyard

2015 Sophie’s Block Syrah

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APPEARANCE deep purple center with ruby edges
AROMAS & FLAVORS blackberry, blueberry, peanut brittle, fresh cracked black pepper, dried herbs, black olive, barnyard, rosebud
PALATE rich black and red fruit flavors, cherry, prune, juniper, toasted walnut, lingering tannins and black tea on the finish

96% Syrah, 4% Viognier


Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA
Soils: Alluvial
Slope: Elevation 165 Feet

PRODUCTION 270 cases
AGING POTENTIAL 7-9 years (ready now)
VINEYARD Hoopes Vineyard

“Although this is our first bottling from this magnificent Oak Knoll vineyard, our Winemaker has been working with the fruit since the 2007 vintage. The lean soils of this warm and uniquely exposed “bowl” site yield clusters in below average size, resulting in character and richness. The diminutive berries permit a rare and perfect ripening year over year. We wanted to round out our beautiful Bordeaux assortment of wines with this classic Rhône varietal, so when the fruit became available, we knew we had to have it!”

– Second Generation Proprietor, Lindsay Hoopes

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“2015 was an especially stunning vintage for this vineyard. While it was another dry year, late winter rains recharged the soil giving the vines an excellent push come spring. The balance of fruit to canopy was optimal, giving engines for ripeness while allowing in the dappled sunlight we seek for flavor and color development. We already expected a smaller vintage after three years of drought, then cool temperatures extended bloom yielding an even lighter crop load. Thankfully the upside of a smaller crop is the wonderful concentration of aromas and flavors. This is a wonderful vintage for demonstrating what makes this site so special to us.”

– Winemakers Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

Barrels: 100% French, 30% New
Barrel Aging: 18 Months



Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue

About the Winemakers

Jennifer and Anne have an unusual partnership for Napa that speaks to their common pursuits of excellence beyond personality and hierarchy. Jennifer’s meticulous and focused winemaking complements Anne’s wide-ranging wine knowledge, instincts, ease, and flow.

Approaching her third decade in the wine industry, Jennifer’s deep knowledge of winegrowing and skillful execution of precise winemaking techniques is reflected in the incredible Hoopes wines you taste today

Outside of winemaking, Jennifer keeps herself busy with gardening, exploring an eclectic range of hobbies and fermentation of all sorts. Jennifer lives in Alta Heights, Napa with her family and animal menagerie.


About the Winery
Hoopes Family Vineyard
Hoopes Family Vineyard is a family owned winery dedicated to producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Located in the prestigious Oakville AVA within the Napa Valley, the team’s goal is to capture the truest expression of the Oakville terroir in which their grapes are grown.
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