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Lafond Vineyard Syrah

Lafond Vineyard Syrah Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: A dry winter and spring in ‘03 set the stage for the development of small grape clusters and tiny berries. Winemaker Bruce McGuire harvested just one lot for this wine: the four rows in the northwest corner of our oldest block of Syrah. The Syrah clone selected for this wine is 100% “Estrella Clone” for spicy density and a persistent finish to fill out and balance the wine. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 75% were new barrels. A fine choice for rustic, hearty fare and your favorite “stinky” cheese such as Taleggio from Italy or aged Red Hawk from California.

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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