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Syrah CO-FERMENT Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 Syrah CO-FERMENT is a wine that shows the strength and spicy individuality of Syrah and the adorning floral nuances of Viognier. With a swirl and a sip you discover the delightful aromatics of white flower petals overlaying a basket full of vibrant red berries, spiced with white and black pepper and a touch of clove. This enchanting and rare combination intrigues the palate as the nose picks up the floral aromas and the mouth enjoys a complete, balanced full-bodied wine. Patience over the next six months, allowing the wine to continue to develop and mature in the bottle will yield tremendous rewards.

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.
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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