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Buttonwood Syrah

Buttonwood Syrah Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Australian born winemaker Michael Brown doesn't envision syrah in the typical California style. Don't look for big jammy fruit bombs from Buttonwood. Rather, syrah from Buttonwood presents itself in an elegant, more streamlined package. Out of the earthy aromas of this 2002 Syrah shoot tendrils of red berry fruit edged with touches of cola, while flavors of black raspberry, plum, clove, and toasted oak follow on the palate. It finishes with velvety tannins and leaves a lingering trail of warmth down the throat. If you aren't familiar with Buttonwood Syrah, don't wait any longer to try this Australian inspired style of wine.

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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