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Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley

Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: A great follow up to our 2001 this wine is as smooth and terrific as expected. This mature 8 year old vineyard in Santa Ynez is managed by our own vineyard manager so we receive the finest quality grapes each year we purchase them. The vineyard is located in the eastern Santa Ynez Valley at Great Oaks Ranch where hot temperatures during the day bring on very intense flavors in the grapes. The wine is young and bold with fresh blackberries, hints of cassis, with raspberries sneaking into the toasty oak and vanilla from several months of aging in French oak barrels. Tannins are a bit tighter on this one but not harsh. This wine is for the bold at heart as the extraction on it is intense purple and incredibly deep in flavor. You can barely see through this wine it is so dark! Yet with all it’s bold tendencies it is smooth and will soften even more as the year goes by. Best with BBQ, Venison, steaks, Cajun, Italian Sausages, Veggie Lasagna, Pizza, and Mexican menus. Especially great with slightly sweet Danish or Bittersweet Belgian chocolate.

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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