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Syrah Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: We planted a few cuttings of a rare selection of Syrah in 1988. Cuttings from those nine vines were propagated and two acres were planted in 1999. Syrah seems to thrive in this appellation. The wine coming from these vines is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannins surround flavors of blueberry, black cherry and blackberry. A pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak complement the flavors and extend the harmonious finish.

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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