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Syrah Wine Details

Description: The 2003 vintage was much cooler than years past which allowed us to capture the true essence of Syrah. Inviting aromas of black cherry, baked plums, smoke and cinnamon intermingle with the classic white pepper element that makes Syrah famous. In the mouth bright cherry and blueberry are framed by pleasant vanilla and clove accents from the cooperage. This wine is very pleasant to drink now, but the structure and grip of this young wine will allow this wine to age gracefully for the next three to five years.

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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