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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Drastic winter temperatures in 2003 relieved us of most of our crop in 2004. However, the two barrels that we were able to produce are delicious, dense and textural. Dark floral aromas give way to wild strawberries, smoked meat, and dried fruits. This is cooler climate Syrah grown on the grounds of Abeja. The result is a wine with complexity and balance without the alcohol levels of Syrah produced in warmer areas.

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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