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California Syrah

California Syrah Wine Details
Price: $17.99 per bottle

Description: Dark ruby-violet. BV's first California Syrah is exuberant, fruity and just plain delicious! The aroma reveals ripe, jammy, berry and minty-oak scents with a hint of sour cherry. The lush, supple, mouth-filling flavors show a wealth of black pepper, black olive and cocoa , with a juicy yet layered texture. A hint of tannin provides definition to the rich fruitiness of the wine. This is a wine to drink young, to enjoy with grilled meats or poultry, and with Mediterranean cuisine such as ratatouille, bouillabaise or penne all'amatriciana.

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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