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Horse Heaven Hills River Beauty Syrah

Horse Heaven Hills River Beauty Syrah Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: The River Beauty is all from the Six Prong Vineyard, located one mile off the Columbia River in Klickitat County. The River Beauty is composed of one Syrah clone (J. Phelps) and one Shiraz Clone (Sara Lee). The Phelps Syrah clone adds smoky, cranberry, and blueberry flavors and the Sara Lee Shiraz clone adds beautiful floral aromas of lilac, and lavender and flavors of blackberries. There is a very limited 360 cases available. 47% Six Prong Vineyard J. Phelps Syrah Clone 53% Six Prong Vineyard Sara Lee Shiraz Clone

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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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