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Syrah Wine Details

Description: The color is extremely dark purple. In the aroma you will find copious quantities of ripe berries, blackberries, huckleberries, black licorice and leather, a light flavor of clove and luscious black sweet cherries. This is a full bodied wine with a lingering finish of black current, berries, vanilla, and toast. This is the wine you want to enjoy with friends and fine food.

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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