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Syrah Artist Series - Cucamonga Valley

Syrah Artist Series Reserve - Cucamonga Valley Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Syrah is one of the world's most noble black grape varieties... capable of aging majestically. Widely planted in France's Rhone Valley, Syrah has become quite popular among California vintners and consumers over the past decade. Known as Shiraz in Australia, Syrah produces richly flavored, deeply colored wines. It thrives in warmer climates, making it perfectly suited to Cucamonga Valley's sunny slope, sandy, gravel alluvial fan terroir. Our true Syrah is a medium-bodied wine characterized with aromas of rich berry fruit, pepper and hints of spice. Grown at the historic Hippard Ranch (Est 1882) in Etiwanda. Round tannins and pleasant lingering finish. Aged 16 months in American, French and Hungarian white oak barrels. Pairs well with flavorful dishes including grilled lamb chops, pork roasts or game hens. Or enjoy solo! 13.2% alc. Pours proud now or cellar to 2010.

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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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