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Syrah

Syrah Wine Details
Price: $54.00 per bottle

Description: A grape variety used extensively in the Rhone Valley of France. A deep ruby granite color is followed by an aroma rich in jammy berry and earthy tones. Some raspberry spiciness flows into the mouth to complement the full bodied taste and finish. Serve at room temperature with heavier food dishes such as grilled meats, sharp cheeses and dark chocolate.

Varietal Definition
Syrah:
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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