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2001 Walla Walla Valley Estate Grown and Produced Syrah

2001 Walla Walla Valley Estate Grown and Produced Syrah Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: Estate Grown Syrah from Cougar Crest Vineyard and Stellar Vineyard. Following aromas of dark berries and spice, the palate is overwhelmed by the powerful, lush, and velvety blend of currants, plum jam, anise, and a hint of pepper. The mid-palate reveals the finesse of oak aging, and the finish is a long, lingering marriage of all these flavors. This year gave us a warm, even-temperatured growing season, and the fruit came in dark and concentrated. After destemming, the whole berry fermentation was done in small, open topped bins and punched down by hand three times per day to retain all the fruity, aromatic elements without extracting harsh tannins from the seeds. A hand operated basked press was used on all lots and the wine has been stored in a combination of new French, America, Russian and Hungarian oak barrels.

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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