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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 is a blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Cabenet Sauvignon from two vineyards of varying climates. The Alderdale vineyard shows dark cherry and currant, while the Mattawa vineyard adds a soft texture and cooked fruit. 30% new oak adds that great leathery, smoky quality. This wine's bold color and character will show best with additional bottle aging.

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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