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Ranch 128 Syrah

Ranch 128 Syrah Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Planted in 1994 and acquired by the Klein family in 2003, Ranch 128 rises up to over 450 feet, arching above route 128 in the heart of the Alexander Valley. Planted to small parcels of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, zinfandel and syrah, each parcel represents a slightly different take on the 77 rugged acres of prime vineyard, and each is harvested and fermented separately.

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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