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Yakima Valley Syrah

Yakima Valley Syrah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: 2002 was another superb growing season that ripened the grapes to perfection in the warm sunny days and cool fall nights of the Yakima Valley. Harvested by hand from Pleasant Vineyard near Prosser the grapes were then transported to Kalamar Winery. There they were fermented in small open top fermentation tanks for 8 days. Then the wine was basket pressed into French and American oak barrels and aged for 23 months. A complex elegant Syrah crafted in Old World style. Well rounded tannins support ripe pie cherries and plumbs with a hint of pipe tobacco and cola on the nose. Inside raspberry and blackpepper leads to a blackberry finish with great acidity.

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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