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Hedges Estate Vineyard Syrah

Hedges Estate Vineyard Syrah Wine Details

Description: The 2003 Syrah is of the same style as the past vintage which scored well and sold out within a month of release. Winemaker, Matthew Loso chose to use Hedges Bel' Villa vineyard on the top of Red Mountain for the excellent air drainage and sun exposure as well as what he calls "perfect soil composition.

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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