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SYRAH – Cedar Lane Vineyard- Arroyo Seco

SYRAH – Cedar Lane Vineyard- Arroyo Seco Wine Details

Description: This 100% Syrah is a mixture of 6 clones grown in the sandy cobblestone soils of the Arroyo Seco AVA. It has aromas of violets and chocolate with a hint of black pepper and minerality. The mouthfeel features full but round tannins and a smooth finish.. 105 cases produced in 2004.

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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