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Minick Vineyard Syrah

Minick Vineyard Syrah Wine Details

Description: Dave Minick and his Syrah vineyard have, once again, produced fruit of excellent caliber. The site is located eleven miles north – northwest of the Yakima Valley appellation town of Prosser. The vineyard sits a 1,100 feet above sea level sloping south – southwest. The soils are a generous 3 – 4 feet of a sandy loam with a bit of fractured calcareous basalt located below the top soil. The Wine: An inviting purple – red color greets one as you pour our 2001 Minick Syrah into your wine glass. The aromas and flavors are of ripe purple plums, blackberries a touch of barrel toast-graham and slight clove and “smoky” notes. The structure is medium + to full bodied. The finish is long and satisfying. A great match with BBQ!

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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