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Reserve Syrah Wine Details

Description: Grapes for the Reserve Syrah are harvested predominantly from vineyards located within the Yakima Valley (for their aromatic characteristics)—our oldest Syrah vineyard site, the Horse Heaven Hills (for their balanced and complex characteristics), and the Wahluke Slope (for their texture and good body). Winemaker Ray Einberger was able to pull the best from these vineyards to blend into this intense and exotic wine, creating both harmony and deep varietal expression. This wine pairs perfectly with grilled peppercorn steak and chocolate desserts.

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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