Our 2003 Syrah exhibits wonderful varietal character. Deep ruby in color with spicy, peppery fruit aromas, the wine has
good acidity, with a rich, luscious mouthfeel and soft, elegant tannins. The oak flavors are in balance with the fruit
acidity and fruit flavor to yield an appealing wine, bright on
the palate, with great depth and concentration. Often
described by our guests as “yummy,” this delicious wine is a
nice alternative for those seeking a rich, round, well-balanced
yet softer style wine. A great companion to food, this wine
will continue to mature gracefully for many years. Richly
flavored and with great concentration, this wine illustrates
the great potential of the Canterbury Vineyard.
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.