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“D’Ambrosia Vineyard” Syrah Napa Valley

“D’Ambrosia Vineyard” Syrah Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Made like a fine Cote Rotie from its 4% Viognier to its firm tannins, this Napa Valley Syrah sports black fruit flavors and aromas and that hint of black pepper. It’s a dense, dark wine that will pair up well with roast lamb, a grilled New York steak or cassoulet.

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.
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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