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2001 Syrah

2001 Syrah Wine Details

Description: Oregon-Columbia Valley. Each year the fruit from this "Top Secret" little vineyard gets a little more robust. As the vines age the flavors are richer and deeper and the trademark black pepper spiciness becomes more pronounced. The wine is dark and inky again this year and is set off by nuances of plum and black licorice in both aroma and flavor, and enhanced by just a smidge more new toasty oak than last year. Careful not to overpower the lush natural fruit and spice of this Syrah, the oak rounds out the texture and captures that lingering pepperiness in the finish. The reviews so far suggest we have another crowd-pleaser on our hands.

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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