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Syrah "Stolpman Vineyard"

Syrah "Stolpman Vineyard" Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Aside from the Alisos Vineyards Syrah (which will be released later), this is the biggest and most rustic of our 2003 single vineyards. The aromas exhibit a deep, almost jammy raspberry fruit with hints of spice and pepper, and a bit of smoked meat. Rich flavors, balanced acidity and persistent tannins argue for some aging. It’s still a juicy, forward 2003 though, so I’d say now to 3-5 years.

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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