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Syrah Wine Details

Description: an extraordinary grape variety in the Finger Lakes. Ideal growing conditions at Sawmill Creek Vineyards have allowed wine-grower Jim Hazlitt to produce fruit that captures the plum and berry intensity with hints of smoke and black pepper that typify this variety. This limited bottling helps to define the ootential of this grape variety in the Finger Lakes.

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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