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Syrah, Thompson Vineyard

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

Description: The 2003 Thompson Vineyard Syrah, has powerful fruit forward flavors. This vintage has extra barrel aging which smooth the wine’s mouth feel and intensify the aromatics. It has flavors of cherries and dark berries with hints of sweet tar. Menthol aromas are beginning to emerge. Experience the classic candy quality that clings to your glass and sticks to your lips. Made using four new French, two new American, and six 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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