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Page Springs Estate Vineyards Syraht

Page Springs Estate Vineyards Syraht Wine Details

Description: 2006 marked the first pick off our Estate Vineyard with only a half-ton harvested and a scant one barrel produced. 2007 saw three tons of Syrah picked and thus seven barrels. The cooling effects of Monsoon rains in August prolonged our growing season leading to harvest at optimal ripeness in late September. This wine is incredibly complex with a core of mulberry and mandarin with a distinct smoky, resinous spice. The palate is juicy and broad with balanced acid and tannins. Delicious now, it should reward cellaring for a few years.

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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