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Syrah, Desert Wind Vineyard

Syrah, Desert Wind Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Richness and warmth emmanate from this powerful Syrah. It is big and bold, with an inky color, solid structure of tannin, and an oakey finish. Surprisingly delicate vanilla and spice on the nose, with bits of black cherry on the palate. Grown in Washington State's eastern desert, the fruit of our Syrah fully ripens and lends the wine its complexity. The big fruit quality is matched by 20 months of French oak aging. This wine will cellar well and will continue to age beautifully.

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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