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Napa Valley Syrah

Napa Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: You will find the 2000 Syrah more juicy, forward, and immediately fruity than our 1999. The gradual ripening in September left us with finely balanced fruit extract and acidity. The “smoked meat” character of the ‘99 makes a small appearance here, but it is the blueberry/plum fruit, with a touch of white pepper spice, that drives this wine. With Syrahs popping up all over California, we think this one offers something hard to find: real Syrah character at a reasonable price.

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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