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2003 Syrah

2003 Syrah Wine Details

Description: The inaugural release of Avila Syrah is deep, dark, dense, and chewy with an abundant mouthful of blueberry, dark plum, and currant. Approachable, plush warm climate fruit tones, characteristic Santa Barbara's warm days merge with the 3,200 feet high elevation cool climate character of Asian spice, tar, and black pepper.

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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