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Bernat Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

Bernat Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: A concentrated and inky big Syrah with Aromatics of black pepper, and earth. Flavors of blackberry jam, casis and dark Bing Cherry. Mouth feel of syrup and velvet. This is a slow sipping wine. A wine that makes a lasting impression. Decant or open two hours before drinking. Even better the second day. Take a bottle home after opening and try again the following day. Bottled September 2003. 345 cases produced from the small three acre estate vineyard. Two years in French and American oak barrels.

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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