Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

2003 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley

2003 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley Wine Details

Description: This single vineyard Syrah comes from Mounts Vineyard, located on the west side of Dry Creek Valley. Rich blueberry and blackberry aromas lilt on the nose and follow through on the palate. Full-bodied and well-balanced, this wine is a perfect match for grilled lamb and hearty pasta dishes.

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.


Back to Amphora Wines information