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Columbia Valley Syrah

Columbia Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $21.99 per bottle

Description: Seductive and generous with its plush mouthful of ripe cherry, rich oak, and smooth tannins, this wine has the power and finesse of a trapeze artist. While very attractive from the first taste, the 2004 Syrah will benefit if it is allowed to breathe (ahhh, yet another opportunity to practice patience!). Only 143 Cases produced. *Silver Medal Winner*

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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