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Syrah Wine Details

Description: This red grape gained its notoriety in France 's Rhone Valley . It has also become famous in South Africa and Australia , where it is called Shiraz . Syrah's are tannic and very dark in color. They abound with flavors of black currant and plums as well as black pepper and spice. The Syrah vineyards that Dean uses are located in The Dalles region of Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge. Simply put “We love it!”

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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