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Syrah Kruse Vineyard

Syrah Kruse Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The 2001 vintage marks our first bottling of a York Mountain appellation syrah. York Mountain is located next to the Templeton Gap, an east-west mountain pass in the west-side of 101, allows cool maritime breezes to moderate the temperature in this appelation and in doing so, it emphasizes the spicy, white pepper aromas and flavors we associate with syrah. This Kruse Vineyard syrah has a deep, dark, ripe cassis note that follows through on the palate and lingers there for a deliciously long time.

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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