Spicy Vines

2017 Dragon's Kiss Syrah Sierra Foothills AVA, CA

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Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A luscious mountain Syrah with velvety flavors of dark chocolate truffles, violets and rich blackberry. Delicate oak nuances leave you with a delightful mouthfeel and a lasting finish of vanilla bean gelato. Cellar Angels Tasting Notes:

APPEARANCE medium+ ruby
AROMAS & FLAVORS blueberry, black cherry, chocolate, bay leaf, anise, violets, forest floor, black pepper, grilled meat
PALATE integrated flavors of black fruits, spice rack, cigar box, black tea, chocolate covered espresso beans, full bodied, balanced acidity, long fruity finish

100% Syrah


Sierra Foothills AVA, CA

PRODUCTION 205 cases
VINEYARD Winddance Vineyard

Winddance Vineyard sits at 2,800 feet elevation in the Sierra Foothills offers amazing “cocoa” for one to make “chocolate”. It has become a favorite vineyard of Winemaker Doug Hackett’s to source Syrah.


Barrel Aging: Aged for 30 months in one- and two-year-old French Oak barrels.


Spicy Vines Healdsburg winemaker

About the Winemaker: Doug Hackett

Doug has always been known for producing small lot artisan wines. He prides himself on shepherding his grapes though the winemaking process, never controlling them, yet always allowing them to develop into the best wines that they can be. His minimalist approach to winemaking continues to deliver pure and balanced wines that are honest expressions of their soil, climate and character.

If you have the opportunity to taste one of Doug’s beautiful wines, you will understand that he is a master at his craft, an artist, and perhaps he may even have a dusting of magic in there somewhere.

His passion for wine and life is infectious to all who cross his path and taste his wines. Fueled by an endless supply of creative energy, which, if you ask him, “flows from within.” Doug’s zest for life, fun attitude and extensive knowledge of the wine industry has made him the rockstar winemaker that he is.

With over 24 years of winemaking experience and more than 200 medals and 90+ point ratings in counting, it is clear that winemaking is as much of an art as it is a lifestyle for Doug.

Doug attributes much of his winemaking knowledge to his friend and teacher, Fred Nickel aka “Master Fred”, former winemaker for Brutocao Cellars and Jackson Keys Winery. Doug has received his winemaking certificate at UC Davis and was the co-founder and winemaker of his own boutique brand, Dogwood Cellars for twelve years prior to coming aboard Spicy Vines.

About the Winery
Spicy Vines
From humble roots, the winery was founded in 2011 by female entrepreneur, Crystalyn Hoffman with a vision to create a distinctively fresh winery with a spirit of fun. Three years into her journey, Crystalyn met Doug Hackett, now partner, husband and winemaker extraordinaire of Spicy Vines.
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