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Syrah

Syrah Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: The Syrah is proof positive of the wonderful pedigree of Ray Teldeschi’s vineyard. The Syrah highlights the spicy aromas that this special soil gives to grapes grown on the eastern bench vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. The growing season of 2003 produced wine that is bigger, darker and fruitier than the previous two vintages. We used about 25% new French and Hungarian barrels to add some fun flavors to the wine. 776 cases produced

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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