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Syrah, Central Coast

Syrah, Central Coast Wine Details
Price: $9.99 per bottle

Description: This full-bodied Syrah exhibits a classic, inky ruby-purple color, and bursts with flavors of blackberry jam, chocolate, tobacco, and black pepper spice on the nose. The 2002 Concannon Syrah Selected Vineyards also has dense fruit flavors of molasses brown sugar, sweet melted butter, red berries, and earthy leather oak on the palate. With a lush, lingering finish, the French and American oak gives this wine qualities of sweet, coconut and vanilla overtones, with a silky, smooth, and lingering finish.

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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