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Sy-Rific-Cab Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Why would you call a wine Sy-rific-cab?...Well, when you have a great blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and you need to come up with something different. It rhymes with terrific and we think it is. Try a bottle and see what you think. It’s a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, all estate grown from the vineyards of Doce Robles. Aged 24 months in American and French oak. Pop the cork and Aromas of mint, walnut, and cedar will greet you. The finish is one of black cherry and creamy vanilla.

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.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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