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Old Yokayo Rancho Vineyard SYRAH

Old Yokayo Rancho Vineyard SYRAH Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Our Spectacular, Single-Vineyard Syrah Throughout the wine-growing world, there are only a few vineyards that have even the look of potential greatness. This is one of those perfect looking sites and the resulting rich, saturated wine is our vineyard-designate Syrah. Perched on the rocky western slopes of the northern Ukiah Valley, the young vineyard welcomes the morning sun and catches the afternoon winds, allowing the slow, steady flavor maturation of this small-berried Shiraz clone. On the Palate This 2000 Syrah presents its usual blackfruit/cassis notes with an array of complex nuances of mocha, spices, black pepper and savory-earthiness. Powerful yet lean, its tannins perform a supporting role in its compatibility with rich cuisine. Pair with a wide range of grilled or roasted meats and vegetables. As in the Rhône, game and mushrooms, sausage and olives, cassoulet, and other savory foods work exceedingly 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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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