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2003 Syrah, Lodi

2003 Reserve Syrah, Lodi Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: A bouquet of vanilla and spice on the nose coupled with bright fruit aromas of ripe plum and black cherry on the palate. Soft tannins give this approachable wine a velvet finish with just a hint of spice. Aged in French Oak for 13 months.

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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