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Syrah - Santa Barbara County

Syrah - Santa Barbara County Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: Visually, the wine exhibits a very deep dark color. The aromas are of black cherries with hints of lavender and thyme. On the palate the wine is rich on the entry, with dense flavors of black cherries and a hint of the flavor of walnuts. The wine has some chalky tannins at this point which will meld into the wine within two to four years of additional bottle aging. We are very pleased with this example of cooler climate Syrah. Serve with spicy Mediterranean dishes and grilled meats.

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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