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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Syrah is 100% Firefall Vineyard Syrah, located in the Fairplay Appellation. This is a west-facing slope that is fairly steep. The vines are quadrilateral cordon-trained. We harvested very small berries on small clusters. The fruit came in clean and the bins smelled of white pepper and berries. The wine exhibits a dark purple color with slight brick around the edges. Intense aromas of violets, plums and cassis. Lots of licorice, tar and roasted black fruits emerge with time. Fruit tones are fairly developed with hints of leather creeping into the finish. This is medium, big bodied wine with enough weight to smooth out the cedar and leather-tinged finish.

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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