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Syrah Bien Nacido

Syrah Bien Nacido Wine Details
Price: $28.50 per bottle

Description: This is a rich, juicy Bien Nacido Syrah, reminding me a lot of the outstaying 1996. Unmistakably cool climate with great acidity and spice. I would drink this vintage and put the 2001 in the cellar. The ’02 does have good aging potential, but it tastes so good now, why wait?

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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