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Delaine Vineyard Syrah

Delaine Vineyard Syrah Wine Details

Description: Deep plum in colour, our 2004 Syrah is richly textured. Seamlessly balanced intense aromas of ripe black currant truffles and peppered spice mark the nose while the palate couches ripe black berry and cherry fruit in a cradle of vanilla. The finish is soft, persistent and elegant.

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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