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Shorthorn Canyon Syrah

Shorthorn Canyon Syrah Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Syrah, produced from grapes selected from a blend of California’s finest appellations, is one of the most exciting Syrahs introduced by a California winery. The warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings make these regions near the San Francisco Bay’ an ideal climate for growing the Syrah grape, allowing the fruit to reach its full potential. The bouquet is filled with berries and plum aromas which carry through to the palate. The oak aging adds a bit of smokiness, making it even more delicious. Its soft tannins give it a pleasant structure and make it very approachable. This syrah is particularly enjoyable with robust pasta sauces and grilled or roasted meats.

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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