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Audesirk Syrah, Napa Valley

Audesirk Syrah, Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: Our limited release Audesirk 2004 Syrah Napa Valley showcases the New World style of syrah, with deep garnet red color, and a nose filled with dark plum, blackberry, white pepper, cranberry, and tart cherry nuances. In the mouth, it is medium weight, with flavors of wild blackberry, cranberry, dark plum, and a hint of black pepper. It finishes with impressions of dried herbs, blueberry, and black tea. The wine will easily mature gracefully over the next two years, and we expect the pepper and herb impressions to grow over time.

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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