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Joughin Vineyard Syrah

Joughin Vineyard Syrah Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: In 2003, these Estrella Clone vines yielded what Bruce called, “the smallest clusters and berries of all the Syrah harvested this vintage.” The juice went through a 35 to 45 day maceration. The wine was then aged for 15 months in French oak (50% new barrels), unracked, sur lees. This Syrah shows the warm climate attributes of plumy, jammy fruit that finishes with distinct black pepper spiciness.

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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