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Syrah Russian River Valley

Syrah Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Philip Staley has the reputation for producing a Syrah that tastes like the full-bodied, Syrah-based wines of the Northern Rhone Valley. Winemaking follows the same hands-on approach used with the Philip Staley Mourvedre. This Syrah, blended with small amounts of Grenache and Viognier, has a deep ruby color and aromas of plum, tar, and pepper. Full on the palate, the wine has a firm structure, seamless balance, and a silky texture.

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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