Hoopes Family Vineyard

2017 Sophie’s Block Syrah Oak Knoll District AVA, Napa Valley, CA

25 in stock


25 in stock

“The 2017 Sophie’s is a beauty. It displays gorgeous aromatics of ripe black cherry, currant, strawberry and iris along with some soft and creamy notes of Madagascar vanilla, nutmeg and cocoa. These aromatics carry through to a medium bodied, expansive Syrah that is overall pure, elegant, and balanced. The velvety smooth texture and fine tannins are notable here, supporting a flavorful, clean midpalate of black cherry and a quiet complexity. There is a graceful fading transition to the finish with a lovely tactile presence and a sense of an umami quality ending with seductive dark chocolate and cherries.” – Winemakers, Anne Vawter & Jennifer Rue
Food Pairing Suggestions
grilled lamb, barbecue ribs, roasted duck sausages and beef casseroles, bleu and salty cheeses, such as Gorgonzola, Asiago, Gouda and Gruyere.

90% Syrah, 10% Viognier


Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA

Soils: Alluvial

Slope: Elevation 165 Feet

155 cases
Aging Potential
Drinking wonderfully now, it benefits from a two-hour decant, and should continue to shine for 5-7 years or longer.
Hoopes Vineyard
About The 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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Winemaker Notes

Barrel Aging: 22 Months in 100% French coopers, 30% New

“2017 began with abundant rainfall recharging the soil profile and putting an end to the drought conditions of the prior year. A mild spring and summer followed, with excellent weather during flowering, set, veraison and ripening. Of note was the Labor Day heat storm that kicked off a series of days and nights with higher than normal temperatures. In our Syrah, we see the story of the vintage playing out as the heat of early September served to darken the fruit and deepen the flavor profile.”

Tasting Events

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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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