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Lakeview Vineyard Syrah

Lakeview Vineyard Syrah Wine Details

Description: Lakeview Vineyards is located in warm Lockwood Valley on pure white, chalk "soils." While farming grapes here may be the fare of brave souls and heroes, the vineyard owner and farmer Ron Frudden grows exceptionally low vigor Syrah here. Unlike much of the dense, high alcohol Syrah of California, the fruit for this wine was picked at moderate ripeness lending to modest alcohol levels in the thirteen's. This wine speaks more directly of the Northern Rhone with dried blue and black fruits, hints of tobacco and inescapable dark chocolate.

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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