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Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

Syrah, Boushey Vineyard Wine Details

Description: At harvest, the grapes were gently crushed, then fermented in 1¾-ton stainless tanks and ¾- ton Macrobins following several days of cold soak, using a variety of yeast strains isolated from the Rhône valley. When complete, the wine was dejuiced through large stainless steel strainers, then gently transferred to French oak barrels. This process, rather than hardpressing, gives us exceptionally focused, high-quality wine low in phenolic solids. It was bottled after fifteen months ageing. It’s enjoyable now and should develop in the bottle for five to seven years.

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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