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Baileyana, Firepeak Vineyard Syrah

Baileyana, Firepeak Vineyard Syrah Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: This full bodied Syrah from the Firepeak Vineyard has incredible depth and is reminiscent of a wine from the Northern Rhone. The cool climate of the Edna Valley delivered concentrated fruit that was fermented in small open top tanks. A three-day cold soak resulted in tremendous extraction of color and overall structure. The resulting wine has an abundance of red fruit, lavender, plum, and blue berry characteristics, while finishing with the spice notes one would expect from of cool climate Syrah.

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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