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Contra Costa Syrah

Contra Costa Syrah Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The grapes for this wine were grown in a meticulously maintained vineyard in Oakley, California. It is full bodied with lots of mature cherry/berry flavors and medium tannin. Aged in American oak barrels for 18 months and ready to enjoy now, this wine will continue to soften and improve over the next 2-3 years. Serving suggestion - Perfect for prime rib or lamb dishes.

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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