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Napa Valley Syrah

Napa Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Ladera Syrah is very typical for the varietal and for the rigors of the Lone Canyon Vineyard. The wine has rich, meaty and gamey flavors, with a hint of the bramble fruit characteristic of Lone Canyon. The texture of the wine, a heritage to its mountain location, is very lush with an abundance of powerful, but velvety tannins. The 2005 continues the success achieved in the 2004 inaugural vintage.

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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