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Syrah Napa Valley

Syrah Napa Valley Wine Details

Description: Our 2002 Carneros Syrah, produced in very limited quantities, displays a dark, almost opaque color and a mesmerizing, remarkably layered aroma of wild blueberries, black plums, black figs, roasting meat and coffee. The wine's dense, deep, black fruit and toasty, wild boysenberry flavors pick up an intriguing chocolate-y tinge in the rich, lingering finish. This weighty, intensely flavored, complex red wine is delicious now with grilled red meats and other hearty fare, but will handsomely reward 5-7 years of cellaring.

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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