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Shiraz/Syrah Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: This dark red-purple Shiraz is full-bodied and loaded with black pepper and berry/cherry fruit aromas. The oak blends with grape flavors to producean engaging wine with cellaring potential. New Mexico's high desert climate allows the grapes to achieve excellent ripeness and acidity. Serve with Mediterranean-style foods and/or southwestern specialties.

Varietal Definition
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.
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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