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Peay Vineyards Les Titans Estate Syrah

Peay Vineyards Les Titans Estate Syrah Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: The cuvée name, Les Titans ("the Giants"), refers to two enormous and ancient redwood trees left by loggers over 100 years ago that flank the blocks of Syrah. The nose of the 2004 Les Titans is lifted with shifting, meaty, dark aromas taking turns with floral and fruit notes. On the nose and palate aromas of charcuterie, black pepper, leather and game play a leading role that is bolstered by red and black cherry and a hint of blueberry. As the wine opens, Les Titans reveals its strength and virility. The tannins are firm but round, the acidity is medium and the finish is quite long. Les Titans is approachable in its youth, with significant decant time, though the wine will gain further complexity if you age it in your cellar for 3-7+ years.

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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