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Peay Vineyards La Bruma Estate Syrah

Peay Vineyards La Bruma Estate Syrah Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: La Bruma ("the mist or fog") pays tribute to the role fog plays in producing our unique microclimate. The 2005 is a blend of Estrella, UCD1 and clone 470 picked on November 1st and 2nd. It was aged for 15 months in 30% new Cadus, Damy and François Frères French barriques. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The appearance is vibrant red on the rim with a deep red/purple core. The nose is high-toned, revealing layers of aromas and dimensions, in turn; white pepper accenting a core of black cherry fruit is followed by lavender and cherry lozenges. As in 2004, the floral notes serve to lift the nose supported by brown spices. As the wine opens, a streak of iron comes to the fore. Exciting. The mouth is well-balanced with medium tannins that are soft and integrated. The flavors from the nose are confirmed on the palate with added aromas of new leather, cigar box, and increased blood, iron and boar flavors developing with air. This has very good breed and will age tremendously well. Decant for 45 minutes to one hour. I recommend waiting for a few years before trying your first bottle. I would expect the ideal drinking window is 5-9 years from vintage.

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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