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Syrah, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Syrah, Red Mountain, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: All the fruit came from the highly coveted Ciel du Cheval Vineyard and this black-purple intensely colored reserve/limited-production red shows blackberry syrup, violets, vanilla, and intense Syrah-varietal characteristics in the nose. It is very much a full-bodied red that is not for the meek! It has powerful flavors of blackberry, raspberry and dark current fruit along with toasted French oak, creamy chocolate, bacon fat and the typical signature chalky tannins from the Red Mountain AVA. Only 100 cases produced. This large format wine will match up well with rich fatty meats. Try with roast leg-of lamb or a broiled porterhouse steak.

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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