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Kimberly’s Syrah

Kimberly’s Syrah Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The components of this year’s Kimberly’s Syrah were blended to create a wine that was inspired by the fine wines of the Northern Rhone region Cote Rotie. Half of the blend is from a block in our vineyard that consistently produces chunky blueberry flavors. This lot was co-fermented with 5% Viognier in order to lift the aromatics and carry the finish. The other 50% was from a block which displayed great purity and concentrated red fruit, which made for a perfect companion to the darker-fruited, Viognier-infused selection. Each lot spent two years on a combination of French, Mercury and Rouseau barrels as well as a small amount of new Hungarian oak. This wine displays a beautiful magenta/purple color which is dark and viscous. The complex nose displays an incredible floral bouquet of violets and orange blossoms, along with blue and red fruits, fresh roasted coffee, and baking spices. Flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, black raspberry, andcranberry are concentrated and pure with notes of fresh roasted coffee on the finish; this wine has a round, balanced mouth feel with smooth, rich tannins.

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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