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Syrah Walla Walla Valley

Syrah Walla Walla Valley Wine Details

Description: Bottled in July 2005 after aging in our cellars for 23 months in primarily French oak, about 30% new. Will benefit from medium to longer-term cellaring, gaining additional integration and flavour development over 12-36 months.

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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