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Syrah, Larner Vineyard

Syrah, Larner Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $34.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Larner Vineyard Syrah is thick, elegant and deep with hints of Provincial spices. Two barrels of 383 clone syrah add chewy, cherry-spice characteristics, while two barrels of 174 clone syrah add coffee, tar and berry flavors. This powerful wine is balanced, dark and complete. Made using older French and American oak barrels. (94 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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