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Syrah, Livermore Valley

Reserve Syrah, Livermore Valley Wine Details

Description: Concannon’s Rhone-style wines are always a hit with wine lovers, and this wine won’t disappoint. The 2002 is deeply flavored with rich blackberry and dark cherry notes. These intense fruit characters are balanced with hints of black pepper spices and gamey notes. Aging in carefully selected French and American barrels for a minimum of 16 months has resulted in a wine with elegant tannins, a hint of smoke and a long spicy finish. Enjoy this wine with dishes like grilled skirt steak or herbed rubbed veal chops

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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