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Syrah, 2003

Syrah, 2003 Wine Details
Price: $17.99 per bottle

Description: Perfect grapes were picked from vineyards in Lodi, CA to yield a perfect wine with bright, lucious fruit and soft tannins. A year in American oak mellowed this wine to yield flavors of briary cherry, plum, oak, and jammy spice. Serve at room temperature with BBQ, roasted meats, game, and cheeses.

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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