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Umpqua Valley Syrah

Umpqua Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This syrah also comes from the Marshanne Vineyard. We feel that Greg Cramer and Fran Sutherland are doing a fine job of farming. The fruit was delivered in suburb condition on October 20. At their site they are able to ripen this variety very well. The color is very dark and concentrated, almost opaque. It has intense aromas of tar, cassis and blackberry jam with hints of smoke. The flavors abound with blackberries and currants with smoke and meatiness. The tannins are smooth and well rounded. The finish is long and the body remains big throughout.

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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