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Syrah Eddie's Patch

Syrah Eddie's Patch Wine Details

Description: asting Notes Deep purple–red color. Concentrated aromas of blackberry, dark licorice, minerals and tapenade. The palate possesses huge density but also harmony and integration of all components. Seductive cassis liqueur, graphite, flowers and deeper brooding bitter chocolate and tar. The mid palate texture currently dominates the back end of the wine with a lush, layered mouthfeel and dense sweet tannins on a long finish which builds effortlessly. A more concentrated version of the 2001 eddie’s patch, I expect the 2003 bottling to be our longest lived effort so far and recommend aging for up to ten years. Decant for a couple of hours in its youth.

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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