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Melville Vineyard Syrah

Melville Vineyard Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Once again the long cool growing season of the Santa Rita Hills gave us a late November harvest. The grapes were picked at ripness on the very late date on November 23rd. The Syrah juice went through a 40 to 45 day maceration. The wine was then aged for 15 months in barrel, unracked, sur lees. Cold climate Syrah is marked by its forward berry character, dense floral component (such as lavender) and white pepper spice. The full body and rustic tannins of Syrah make it a good pairing with strong cheese and hearty foods.

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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