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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: We did not filter this wine in fear that this would rob it of its soul and character and in not doing so the grapes gave up the ghost! What resulted is super depth of fruit, excellent ripeness and a rich aromatic dimension to accompany the classic flavor profiles with deep, dark, gorgeous color! There are smoky, toasty, plum and cherry aromas with peppery, leathery spicy flavors with chewy tannins. The ripe fruit is nicely layered on the palate…smooth and easy. The full blown, highly expressive winemaking style allows for the intensity, structure, depth and ageability of the wine. Aussie’s prefer Grilled Kangaroo with their Shiraz, as they call Syrah, Down Under but we would recommend a thick grilled peppery Steak. The wines structure and rich, saturated berried fruit makes for a powerful juxtaposition to the richness and char of the Steak. The primal, earthy flavors of our Syrah also beg for Grilled Lamb, Duck or Venison with New Potatoes. How about a rare cut of juicy Prime Rib with lots of crusty bread? Bon Appetite!

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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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