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Gravel Pit Syrah

Gravel Pit Syrah Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The Gravel Pit located on the banks of the San Joaquin River, is the location of the premium grapes grown by Frank Saviez, to produce this spectacular Syrah. The gravely soil once used in the production of concrete, now lends itself to the terroir of this exceptional Syrah vineyard. Full bodied, with loads of smoke, berry, chocolate, and black tea aromas, finishes with sweet even tannins. Will develop magnificently over the next 5-10 years. Enjoy with a nice meal of beef, lamb, or any wild game.

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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