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River Village Cellars Syrah

River Village Cellars Syrah Wine Details
Price: $10.95 per bottle

Description: Hand-harvested on October 18, this spicy, intense and luxurious wine has excellent balance and notes of earth, plum, cloves, black pepper and dark berry. The grapes were cold-soaked, fermented in small bins, and punched down by hand. Oak-aged. Excellent with beef, lamb, braised chicken and spicy cuisine. Medal winner, American Wine Society International Competition.

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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