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Rockblock Seven Hills Vineyard Syrah,

Rockblock Seven Hills Vineyard Syrah, Wine Details

Description: The effusive nose is loaded with freshly-crushed blackberry, graphite, smoke, licorice, dried mission fig, vanilla and grilled meat. The bright and lively front palate shows ripe blackberry, cassis, flint, asian spices and dark chocolate with supple, cocoa-like tannins on the finish.

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.
Earliest grape planted in 17th century in what is now the state of California. Thought to have arrived in the America's by Spanish conquistadores importation. Known to be identical with the Pais grape widely grown in Chile and thought to originate from the Monica grape of Spain and Sardinia.


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