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Syrah Mendocino Gabrielli

Syrah Mendocino Gabrielli Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Silver Medal, 2004 World Wine Market International Wine Competition "An iron fist in a velvet glove" is a fitting description for this 2001 Syrah from Gabrielli Vineyard in Mendocino County. The wine has a dark, deep ruby-purple color with beautiful spice and peppery notes on the nose. Deep and extremely dense blackberry and black cherry flavors are complemented by an amazing silky, velvety texture, great structure and balance with a very long, full finish. This wine was made for big, hearty meals.

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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