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Dunham Cellars Columbia Valley Syrah

Dunham Cellars Columbia Valley Syrah Wine Details

Description: Cassis and red cinnamon with pomegranate aromas carry over to a wonderfully viscous blueberry, cassis and chocolate-coated palate. Generous bright fruit notes blended strategically with dark earthen overtones make this one of the most exciting Syrahs Eric Dunham has 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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