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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: This wine features a lovely deep purple hue and bold aromas of black currant, black pepper, blueberry, dark cherry, fresh rose petals, and oak spice. Flavors range from red and black cherry to toasty vanilla with a floral perfume nature and very mild herbal notes. The wine has full and structured tannins, very expressive flavors and a rich, firm texture with a lingering berry finish.

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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