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Syrah Wine Details

Description: Our winemaking philosophy of concentrating the varietal characteristics and producing wines of distinction is embodied in our 2002 Syrah. Dark ruby in color, this Syrah is a complex, bold red wine made in an inky, jammy style. Flavors revolve around ripe blackberry and cherry with a spicy, nutty aroma that is very characteristic of the varietal. The wine was aged in American oak barrels for 20 months, keeping the wood nuances integrated and balanced. A lingering caramel, honeyed finish is laced with tones of coffee and earth. This is a full-bodied wine with medium tannins, and the mouth feel is lush, rich and concentrated. We hope you enjoy this new addition to our family of wines.

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.


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