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The Dungeon, Syrah

The Dungeon, Syrah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Many of you are familiar with this wine as you may have barrel sampled it’s components at our open house in March 2006. After much debate, blending trials, more blending trials… “The Sniper”, “Wahluke”, and the Windy Ridge Syrahs became very good friends. The Dungeon is 99% Syrah and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. In a word, this wine is “large”. The nose shows off earth, mineral, cooked fruit and game characters backed up with rich, integrated tannins and a finish that lasts and lasts. This is food wine!

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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