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"" Syrah

"Reserve" Syrah Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: While our Central Coast Selection is designed to blend flavors from five major AVA’s ranging from warm climates (region III)with those from cold climate regions (region II). The RESERVE SYRAH is designed to showcase the best wine that can be assembled in a particular vintage. The selection of cuvees by the winemaker David Hopkins starts at fermentation and is finalized after aging is almost complete. Cold climate, warm climate, co-fermentation, extended maceration and barrel selection all contribute to the selection process. The Wine is a blend of portions from lots of French and Americium oak that have been selected to showcase the natural fruit flavors that exude varital character. Aging, finning, and racking are lot specific with the final cuvee assembled 18 months after harvest.

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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