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Syrah Reserve Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: When it came time to blend our Syrah program, we came across an elite barrel of Syrah from the Bangsund Vineyards. Upon tasting the barrel, we found that it was the boldest, richest and most complex of all our 2002 Syrah. We immediately pulled it aside and finished our other blends, returning to work on this unique barrel and guide it into a Reserve status. The wine had achieved a better extraction from the grapes and a more complete harmony with the barrel – we opted to aerate the wine and let its flavors gain some more complexity with another 4 months of barrel aging. The result is a harmonious wine of 100% Syrah that has rich chocolate-raspberry flavors, and aged characters of earth and oak. Enjoy with grilled meats, or finish a wonderful meal with our Syrah Reserve and lush cheeses.

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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