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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: What a colour! Syrah 2001 is dark ruby plum in hue, like the red of a brocade tapestry. A wine still in its "youth", the Syrah 2001 has a nose hinting of roasted meat and this follows through on the palate, along with yummy flavours of black cherries and licorice. Syrah 2001 is a BIG wine with lots of those tannins that allow a wine to last a long time! For those who like their "Big Reds" to knock them over the head, this is it! However, given time, these tannins will be soft and mellow. A simple dinner of steak, lamb, or venison with oven roasted potato slices will nicely complement Syrah 2001.

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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