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Maximus Syrah

Maximus Syrah Wine Details
Price: $48.00 per bottle

Description: The sensational 2003 Syrah Maximus is sweeter and fleshier, with extra levels of glycerin adding to the texture and length. A profound example of Santa Barbara Syrah, it boasts an opaque purple/black color as well as a gorgeous perfume of licorice, black pepper, twigs, chocolate, and blackberries. Dense and full-bodied, with outstanding purity, it is accessible but may have a lifeline of 15-20 years. We score it 94 points.

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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