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Jacquelynn Syrah

Jacquelynn Syrah Wine Details

Description: A New World Syrah in terms of weight, opulence and fruit concentration, this wine also achieves a classic structure and an ultra- rich finish. The main thrust of this wine is of ripe blue fruits and wild blueberry while still displaying the more typical Syrah characteristics of flint, meatiness, and toast. This limited release was sourced from vineyards just north of Chateau Boswell off of the Silverado Trail in Calistoga. The entire vineyard is farmed organically, with nearly half of the block young vines with stellar potential, utilizing grafts from some of the Napa Valley's first Syrah clones. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, and neither filtered nor fined.

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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