Hiyu Wine Farm

Tzum 'Feis' Syrah Blend

9.05 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.2

Decanted an hour before serving. Wine was singing. Hit with our guests.

Decanted an hour before serving. Wine was singing. Hit with our guests.

Sep 27th, 2020
Ely Cohn

Hiyu is one of the most interesting wine projects on the planet. Nate Reddy is conducting experiments with his 30 acres in Oregon that blur boundaries (like wine and cider) and genres and make you expand your concept for what is possible. The complexity of Tzum Feis is otherworldly and maybe the best winemaking I’ve seen stateside. A field blend, it has the minerality and greenness of excellent Loire Cab Franc and the graphite, cedar, and structure of Bordeaux. The aromas have candied orange peel, green bell pepper, cedar, and pencil shavings. Deep concentration and chewy well integrated tannin. Bravo.

Hiyu is one of the most interesting wine projects on the planet. Nate Reddy is conducting experiments with his 30 acres in Oregon that blur boundaries (like wine and cider) and genres and make you expand your concept for what is possible. The complexity of Tzum Feis is otherworldly and maybe the best winemaking I’ve seen stateside. A field blend, it has the minerality and greenness of excellent Loire Cab Franc and the graphite, cedar, and structure of Bordeaux. The aromas have candied orange peel, green bell pepper, cedar, and pencil shavings. Deep concentration and chewy well integrated tannin. Bravo.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2020
Matt Lublinsky

My least favorite bottle from Hiyu

My least favorite bottle from Hiyu

Jul 7th, 2020
PaganWineGod

I'm not sure how to assign a score to this wine. It's certainly well made and the artistry, competence, and care are all very apparent. That being said, this wine is not for me. This is a Bordeaux as seen in a carnival mirror. The proportions are off. Intensely herbaceous on the nose. I get oregano and a hint of fruit characteristics. Light bodied for the style. The wine is quite tannic, and you get those classic pencil shavings notes. There is an unpleasant sulphur that took over a day to burn off. The wine is extremely lacking in any fruit characteristics to provide balance. All in all, it's a Bordeaux that's gone far too natty for my enjoyment. I don't regret having it, but will not purchase again.

I'm not sure how to assign a score to this wine. It's certainly well made and the artistry, competence, and care are all very apparent. That being said, this wine is not for me. This is a Bordeaux as seen in a carnival mirror. The proportions are off. Intensely herbaceous on the nose. I get oregano and a hint of fruit characteristics. Light bodied for the style. The wine is quite tannic, and you get those classic pencil shavings notes. There is an unpleasant sulphur that took over a day to burn off. The wine is extremely lacking in any fruit characteristics to provide balance. All in all, it's a Bordeaux that's gone far too natty for my enjoyment. I don't regret having it, but will not purchase again.

Aug 15th, 2021
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.2

Kiley had this 4 years ago

Kiley had this 4 years ago

Jun 28th, 2020
Neil Shah

Neil had this a year ago

Neil had this a year ago

Oct 24th, 2022