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Columbia Valley Wild Alfalfa Syrah

Columbia Valley Wild Alfalfa Syrah Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: If we make a cult wine, Wild Alfalfa is it. Ranch Vineyard Syrah lends blueberries and vibrancy. The Ciel Syrah is a special clone of Syrah known as 174. The 174 Syrah clone has wonderful lilac and raspberry notes. Rustic Ridge adds white pepper and pomegranates. The Wild Alfalfa is a very vibrant, floral wine with taut richness and intensity that will uncoil over the next eight years. 400 cases produced. 57% Rustic Ridge Syrah (Rattlesnake Hills) 30% Ranch Vineyard Syrah (Red Mountain) 13% Ciel du Cheval Clone 174 Syrah (Red Mountain)

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.
This variety has high acidity, when fermented it produces a well-balanced dry red table wine. The wine has a deep blue-red color when young, but when aged the blue pigment is deposited & the wine becomes quite stable.


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