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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: "Luscious" is the word to describe this wine! Syrah 2002 is very dark ruby plum colour with aromas of raspberries, plums, and sweet ripe fruit. Flavours follow suit with dark fruit , raspberries and a hint of nutmeg. Very full-bodied and smooth, this wine has a long finish, with a crisp acidity. Absolutely scrumptious now, but another 2 years of cellaring would make this wine even better! We have found that Nichol Vineyard Syrah is similar to Hermitage syrahs, where 5 years from the vintage date marks a turning point when syrah really starts to open up and be ready to face the world. Enjoy with lamb, venison, a ragout of roasted root vegetables, rich cheeses, wild rice pilaf, and savoury pasta dishes.

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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