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Syrah, El Dorado

Syrah, El Dorado Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and blackberry with subtle nuances of spice and smoke. The berry flavors explode well into the mid-palate with an elegant, elongated, cherry, vanilla finish. Small, open-top bin fermentation, hand punch-downs 3 times daily, finished fermentation in barrel and was aged 12 months in 100% French Oak – 375 cases produced. A Syrah for your cellar - it will evolve and become more complex over time. Drink now to 2010.

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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