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Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Syrah, Sonoma Valley Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: This 100% varietal Syrah is blended from three distinctly different vineyards in Sonoma Valley. With phenomenal depth, complexity and richness, this wine is not for the faint of heart! Forward, focused aromas of anisette, Chinese camphor and smoked deli meat take center stage while hints of gardenia float in the background. In the mouth, these aromas carry through all the way to the long, lengthy finish. This powerful wine is so heavy and rich that the mouthfeel is almost viscous. It will complement equally weighty foods such as cassoulet, rack of lamb, or strong, flavorful cheeses such as Stilton or bleu.

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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