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Syrah "Wylie-Fenaughty"

Syrah "Wylie-Fenaughty" Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The color is very dark purple-crimson. Fresh, nearly impenetrable nose of violets and dark red berries. Fine white pepper and smoke in background. Sweet fruit on entry, with juicy acidity, and gorgeous sweet wrap-around tannins, fine-textured. Very lively fruit, supple mouthfeel from front to back, fresh and vibrant right through a long, tender, mouth-watering finish. Absolutely seductive -- you drink it and it drinks you right back. Two-three years may be all it needs, and I'm not sure I'd wait. Re-evaluate for aging in six months.

Varietal Definition
Syrah:
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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