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Syrah Wine Details

Description: Planted to several exciting new ENTAV* clones originating from France, our fledgling Syrah vines produced a paltry 100 pounds of fruit per acre. Anticipating a wine of bold intensity from these low yielding blocks, we opted to ferment in small bins, manually punching-down the cap, to fully extract color and character from the skins. The resulting wine is deeply pigmented, with fresh berry flavors and unique nuances of white pepper on the palate.

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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