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Syrah Santa Cruz Mountains

Syrah Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The Santa Cruz Mountains, known for its cool climate and lean sandy soils, helps retard the vigor of the Syrah vines grown in this appellation; and so, creating fruit with intense color and flavor. The cool climate helps to maintain the delicate, classic spiciness that define Syrah at its best. This wine shows a luscious, dense core of berry fruit enhanced by notes of violets, white pepper and dried herbs. All this combined with balanced acidity, supple and well rounded tannins, help to create a wonderful soft and velvety texture on the palate. These qualities will allow this wine to evolve nicely for years to come.

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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