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Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard

Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah is our darkest wine. Rich and fruitful on the finish, it has density and power. It may our best wine of the vintage. It has a classic BNV high-tone, spice-cherry aroma and a thick, dark-fruit taste. Extra barrel aging intensifies the flavors and aromas. It was made using four new French, two new American oak barrels, and four older barrels. (280 cases produced)

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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