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California Syrah

California Syrah Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Syrah is a fantastic grape to work with in the cellar. The deep purple color explodes and fascinates each time it is poured into a glass. Its origins stem from the Rhône Valley. Syrah is most popular in Australia (known as Shiraz) and is collecting a large following here in the United States. The 2002 California Syrah is becoming a benchmark wine for the adventurous. The cracked black pepper aromas complement the black cherry jamminess of this vintage. Try this Syrah with all things grilled....salute!

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.
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.


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