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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Syrah comes from the Shifflett Vineyards in Yountville and the Castle Rock Vineyard on Mt. Veeder. It was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, coopered by Meyrieux Fils in Burgundy. Aromatic notes of fresh berries, black truffle, and smoke marry beautifully with toasty aromas imparted by the Meyrieux barrels. On the palate, juicy, primary fruit flavors give way to preserved berries, black pepper, and smoked meat.

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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