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Syrah-Port - Alisos Vineyard

Syrah-Port - Alisos Vineyard Wine Details

Description: Just in time for the Holidays and the perfect wine to sip during a cold winter's night, is our first ever Port! This Port was made from very ripe Syrah grapes that I received from Alisos Vineyard in 2003. These grapes came from the same area that produced the outstanding 2001 Alisos Vineyard - Syrah - Rex. Only one barrel of wine was made, so this also is very limited. It was bottled only in the smaller 375 ml. bottles. Only 53 cases of these half-bottles were produced.

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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