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Fife Vineyards Syrah

Fife Vineyards Syrah Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Fife Mendocino Syrah is a finely crafted assemblage of fruit from four different vineyard sites, carefully orchestrated picking dates, and a complex aging regime involving some newer oak but also older passive barrels. The flavor is a sumptuous mingling of dark chocolate, spices, and black fruits, laced with an almost primordial sense of rich earthiness. Pair with a wide range of grilled or roasted meats and vegetables. As in the Rhône, game and mushrooms, sausage and olives, rustic braises and casseroles, and other savory foods work exceeding well.

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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