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Syrah "Purisima Mountain Vineyard"

Syrah "Purisima Mountain Vineyard" Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This is the most elegant and restrained of our 2003 single vineyard Syrahs, and yet it’s hardly elegant or restrained. This vineyard emotes a definite terroir in the aromas of ripe berries, perfume and spice. Like most of the ‘03’s it’s a pretty juicy wine with lifted, almost sweet fruit characters. The tannins are evident but fairly sort already. Drink this over the next few years and wait for the wonderful 2001 and 2002 bottlings from Purisima to come around.

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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