This wine is 100% Syrah from our “Hillside Estate” Z block at Bien Nacido. 2003 was a warmer than average vintage with many ups & downs temperature-wise during the growing season. It was cool for a while, then hot, then cool…you get the picture.This is a big, rich, forward Hillside Syrah. It’s more approachable already than the 2001 and 2002 vintages. Looking back, this ’03 most resembles our 1997 Hillside. The difference is the pH which will allow the 2003 to age more gracefully.