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2000 Minick Vineyard Syrah

2000 Minick Vineyard Syrah Wine Details

Description: Fabulous black hole, deep-dark purple color! The aromas and flavors are of fresh crushed blackberries, tree ripe plums, vanilla and smoked game. Rich in acids, this wine provides a luscious mouthful of Washington State’s greatest red varietals and a long satisfying finish to boot. It is a keeper, as it possesses a good 10-15 years of cellar potential. Should you not have the patience to wait another year or two to open a bottle, decant 6-12 hours prior to serving the wine in nice large stemware and I give you my solemn promise, the wine will not disappoint.

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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