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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $13.99 per bottle

Description: Syrah's popularity continues to grow nationwide because of its flavor concentration and soft, forward fruit. In Washington we have identified areas within the Columbia Valley where the varietal does extremely well. The grapes are picked when the flavors are concentrated and very ripe. We’ve blended in Lemberger to add complexity and structure to the finished wine. Lemberger’s black pepper and spice has a lot in common with Syrah and integrates well with the spice imparted by aging in American oak. On the palate are complex flavors of plum and violet, a bit of leather, well integrated oak and a slight herbalness characteristic of Syrah. Tannins are moderate.

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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