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Syrah "Stolpman Vineyard"

Syrah "Stolpman Vineyard" Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: This is pretty classic Alisos Syrah – spicy, deeply colored with firm acidity and tannins. Like most of the ‘04s, the alcohol is higher (14.6%) than you normally find in a Qupé syrah. And like most of the ‘04s it’s a big, forward, delicious wine. The structure and acidity here though should allow for aging as well, say 7-10 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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