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Portteus Vineyards Syrah

Portteus Vineyards Syrah Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our Portteus Vineyards Syrah is 100% syrah from Portteus Vineyards in Zillah. The intense bouquet has a complex, fragrant dark fruit with black licorice, smoke and vanilla overtones. The palate transcends the bouquet with more intensity of black berries, dark cherries, velvety tannins, hints of black licorice and oak coating the palate with a complexity of flavors. Our Syrah won Gold at the Washington State Wine Competition in 2005 and Bronze at the Savor the Flavor Wine Competition in the Tri-Cities 2005. It is a wonderful compliment to almost any meal.

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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