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DFV Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Paicines

DFV Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Paicines Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Our first varietal offering of this wonderful Rhone grape, the 2004 Syrah yielded a small crop of beautifully ripened fruit. Classic small-lot fermentations extracted intense color and lush tannins into the young wine. Eighteen months of barrel aging in small French and American oak barrels further developed the character and expression of the variety, bursting with robust flavors of dark berry and bittersweet chocolate. Serve with steak or lamb chops, or with richly flavored cheeses.

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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