Bright purple. A complex, highly aromatic bouquet displays dark berries, cherry compote, floral oils, Indian spices and a whiff of vanilla. Juicy and deeply concentrated but surprisingly light on its feet, offering powerful blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that spread out to stain the palate. Shows superb energy and focus on the clinging, gently tannic finish, refusing to let go of the palate.
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ... Read More »
While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape... Read More »
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