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Syrah, Mendocino County

Syrah, Mendocino County Wine Details

Description: Our 2002 Syrah offers aromas of chocolate and Damson plum, with an accent of toasted nuts. Intense flavors of blackberry are combined with hints of pepper, licorice, and chocolate. The rich lingering flavors of this wine will complement a simple roast chicken, as well as more complex slow-cooked dishes featuring beef, tomatoes, and onions.

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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