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Fagan Creek Syrah Dunnigan Hills

Fagan Creek Syrah Dunnigan Hills Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: The Fagan Creek Syrah is the sole wine that we made from grapes not from the Napa Valley. The 2001 Syrah came from the Dunningham Hills growing appellation. Located in Yolo County, which is adjacent to Napa County, these grapes were grown in the old style producing only 1/2 ton to the acre! The results are clearly tasted in the wine. A truly excellent wine, which goes to show that not all great wine has to be from the Napa Valley. Enjoy it now!

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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