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Syrah - Santa Barbara

Syrah - Santa Barbara Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The wine has an incredibly complex array of aromas. I perceive aromas of raspberries, cedar and orange tea. On the palate, the tannins are very well balanced resulting in a very smooth, satin-like texture. The flavors are of raspberries with a hint of cocoa in the background. The finish has a slight peppery flavor. This may be our most drinkable Syrah upon release that we have produced. It should continue to improve with another two to three years of bottle age. Serve with spicy Mediterranean dishes and grilled meats.

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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