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Estates South Ridge Syrah

Estates South Ridge Syrah Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The color is a bright dark red with purple hues, displaying its youthfulness and good depth of color. Dark cherries are the prominent fruit character on the nose with hints of plums and blackberry. The primary fruit characters are complex with an attractive spice component of anise and tobacco. The palate displays fruit characters reminiscent of the aroma with forward to mid palate weight and a soft lingering finish. This wine should be enjoyed immediately or up to 5 years. This wine would be ideal with barbeque spice rubbed chicken or pork.

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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