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Syrah, High Valley

Syrah, High Valley Wine Details
Price: $21.99 per bottle

Description: Located on the slopes surrounding High Valley, the Round Mountain volcano and Monte Lago vineyards are naturally stressed by the rocky, well-drained soils. Grapes from Syrah Noir, Estrella, and 877 clones were allowed to hang to full maturity for maximum ripeness and tannin softening. Following a 10-day stainless steel fermentation for maximum fruit extraction and concentration, the fruit was pressed at dryness to avoid drawing out potentially coarse, harsh tannins. Tasting notes: With its beautiful opaque, purple hue, the wine has forward ripe plum and boysenberry aromas. The complexity and density include nuances of cassis, cedar, and a touch of leather on the palate within a harmonious tannic structure. ‘Silky’ and ‘velvety’ best describe the body of this wine that can be enjoyed young, but also has ageing potential.

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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