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Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah

Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Can Syrah really be this silky? The ’03 Cherry Ridge Syrah is truly distinguished by its enticing floral, berry and spice aromatics, but even more so by a plushness in the mouth that keeps you wanting more. True to its region, the wine presents with deep black cherry fruit, broad tannins, balanced acidity and moderate alcohol. True to its varietal, it offers undertones of earth, leather, and spice, as well as the unctuous depth that seduces Syrah lovers. The aromas are of boysenberry, cedar and white pepper. In the mouth it continues with berry/cherry fruit, nutmeg overtones, and a lingering, candied sweet berry finish. But its most distinguishing attribute is the wonderfully rich and velvety tannin structure that carries it all. Its balance and moderate alcohol help this wine to be a great match for foods like veal, braised lamb, a variety of cheeses, and even fresh barbequed salmon.

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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