Situational Winedy

Even with wine, opposites attract.

It might seem strange that the Hughes Family could be made up of a Syrah and a Zinfandel, but if we've learned anything from sitcoms, it's that wacky pairings make for plenty of entertainment.

So apply that to this Hughes Family 2008 Syrah and 2008 Zinfandel. The Syrah is vibrant with black cherries, figs, dark chocolate, black and white pepper, followed by notes of oak. Meanwhile the Zinfandel has flavors of raspberries, red cherries, and pomegranate with aromas of white chocolate mousse. Can you imagine those two wines in the same setting? TALK ABOUT ZANY.

We don't know how owning this wine'll work out for you, but basic sitcom formula suggests that several funny events and entertaining scenarios will take place, and your home will be turned into a place with only three walls, but ignore that second part, and enjoy the fun and entertaining scenarios ... and wine!

(No laugh track included)

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2008 Hughes Family Vineyards Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 750ml 2-Pack

The Signature Reserve 2008 Zinfandel is a luscious wine that has been eagerly anticipated by many devotees since its debut at the barrel tasting at which many futures for this vintage were sold. It is now perfectly aged and ready to drink - and for years to come. The 2008 Zinfandel boasts deep fruit flavors of blackberries and ripe red cherries with a touch of dark chocolate. The long, texture finish will please faithful fans of great Zinfandel.

Color: Deep, ruby red.
Aroma: Elegant aromas of ripe red fruits followed by nice notes of white chocolate mousse and a clean earthy scent.
Aroma/Flavor: Raspberries, ripe red cherries, pomegranate, white chocolate mousse
 
  • Gold Medal, Best of Bay Zin Competition
  • Silver Medal, California State Fair

 

2008 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah, Sonoma Valley 750ml

Following in the tradition of previous vintages, this exceptional wine has been perfectly cellared and is ready to drink, offering a delicious sensory experience highlighting the organically farmed vineyards and unique terroir.

The 2008 Syrah is a vibrant wine full of black cherries, figs, dark chocolate, black and white pepper, followed by nice notes of oak. To truly appreciate the great taste and complexity of this wine, serve it with intensely flavored foods like lamb, barbecue, grilled foods, spicy pastas, aged cheese, olives and rich fish.

Color: Intense deep purple hues.
Aroma: Complex aromas of black cherries, figs, and dark chocolate with hints of black & white pepper.
Aroma/Flavor: black cherries, figs, dark chocolate, black & white pepper
 

  • Gold Medal, California State Fair
  • Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
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Cherie Hughes introduces her award winning bold reds.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $110.00
Average Shipping:  $25.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $130.00
 

2008 Hughes Family Vineyards Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 750ml 2-Pack

Winegrowing: Hughes Family Vineyards are certified organic and have been sustainably farmed since they were first planted. The vineyards are managed by Phil Coturri, the north coast’s preeminent organic viticulturalist. As such, no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides or pesticides are ever employed. Weeds and pests are controlled with integrated cover crops that attract beneficial insects and bring unwanted populations into balance. The result is healthy soils, today and for generations to come.

Winemaking: Rolando Herrera is the consulting winemaker, a veteran of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff, Paul Hobbs and his own label, Mi Sueño. An avowed non-interventionist, Rolando’s aim is to respect the characteristics of each vintage, and never manipulate a wine into something it is not.
 

  • Harvest: October 1, 2008
  • Vineyard Sourcing: 100% Wild Turkey Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
  • Release Date: June 2012
  • Aging: 18 months, 60% French 40% American oak
  • Alcohol: 14.7%
  • Production: 557 cases
  • Release Date: June 2012


2008 Hughes Family Vineyards Syrah, Sonoma Valley 750ml

Winegrowing: Hughes Family Vineyards are certified organic and have been sustainably farmed since they were first planted. The vineyards are managed by Phil Coturri, the north coast’s preeminent organic viticulturalist. As such, no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides or pesticides are ever employed. Weeds and pests are controlled with integrated cover crops that attract beneficial insects and bring unwanted populations into balance. The result is healthy soils, today and for generations to come.

Winemaking: Rolando Herrera is the consulting winemaker, a veteran of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff, Paul Hobbs and his own label, Mi Sueño. An avowed non-interventionist, Rolando’s aim is to respect the characteristics of each vintage, and never manipulate a wine into something it is not.
 

  • Harvest: October 15, 2008
  • Vineyard Sourcing: 100% Savannah Vineyard, Sonoma Valley Appellation
  • Release Date: June 2012
  • Aging: 18 months, 60% French 40% American oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Production: 417 cases
  • Release Date: June 2012

Winery Details

Hughes Family Vineyards

Owner:
Keith & Cherie Hughes
Founded:
2001
Location:
Glen Ellen, CA
Hughes Family Vineyards is a boutique winery producing premium Zinfandel, Syrah, Rose' and Chardonnay wines. Our Zinfandel and Syrah varietals are made exclusively from the grapes grown in our certified organic vineyards in Glen Ellen, California.
 
Keith and Cherie Hughes pursued a shared vision in 2001 with the purchase of two organic vineyards in Glen Ellen, California. Initially, their intention was to grow exceptional fruit, a goal that evolved into making superb wines that reflect the unique terroir of their land.
 
Before coming to the Sonoma Valley, Keith and Cherie made their home and pursued individual careers in Dallas, Texas. Keith was Chairman and CEO of Associates First Capital. A Ph.D. clinical psychologist, Cherie worked with children, adolescents and their families in her private practice and also acted as a consultant to schools, developing a school violence prevention program.

Today, Cherie and Keith work together to manage Hughes Family Vineyards. "It is extremely important to us to be involved every step of the way - from the flowering of buds in the spring, to harvest in the fall, to enjoying our great wines with our friends and family."

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