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Syrah - Santa Barbara County

Syrah - Santa Barbara County Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: The wine has the aromas of red fruit and dark cherries, with hints of spice, smoke and pepper. On the palate the wine is moderately rich, with medium tannins and medium to high acidity. There is a persistent quality to the flavors. The wine has a sweet, slightly toasty, oaky finish. The wine is currently just overcoming bottle shock and will begin to reveal its full aromas and flavors within the next two to three months. I believe this wine will reach full maturity with another four to seven years of bottle again. Serve with pork, venison and other game 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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