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Syrah "Colson Canyon"

Syrah "Colson Canyon" Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Aside from our two Syrahs from Bien Nacido, this is my personal favorite of our 2003 single vineyards. It has a beautiful deep color with a magenta edge. The aromas are especially spicy; black pepper, red pepper, and herbs. There are hints of licorice and tar as well. It’s a big wine in the mouth by my standards, but will probably seem elegant compared to some of the California Syrahs being made these days. The wine is juicy with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Drink now and over the next 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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