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Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Syrah, Santa Barbara County Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: This full-bodied wine is layered with notes of fruit and spices, with aromas blackberries, blueberries, cherry, white pepper, vanilla and bacon exude from the glass. In the mouth, this complex wine is soft and round with firm tannins. This hearty wine pairs well with Grilled Pork Chops, Rack of New Zealand Lamb, Roasted Duck or even a country-style Fennel and Potato Tart. Que Syrah, Syrah!

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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