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Syrah, Dove Pond Vineyard

Syrah, Dove Pond Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: Blueberries, chocolate, plum and oak are evident in your first whiff of Starr Ranch syrah, followed by flavors of blueberry, smoke, and licorice in this heavy, succulent selection from a beautiful ridgetop vineyard in the Adelaida Hills district of west Paso Robles. The wine was produced using small open top fermentation with Rhône-style yeast, and aged for sixteen months in new French oak. Bottled unfined.

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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