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Cep Syrah, Sonoma Coast, USA

Wine Notes

Ownership: Peay Vineyards

Average Price $25 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Syrah

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Sonoma Coast wine region

    The Sonoma Coast AVA covers (as its name implies) the coastline of Sonoma County, California. What is not apparent from the AVA's title, however, is that its boundaries veer sharply inland just east of Bodega Bay, and spread out southwards and eastwards into the Petaluma Watershed. Where it meets the northern tip of Sonoma Valley just outside Santa Rosa, the edge of the AVA is more than 20 miles (35km) east of the coastline proper, and even further from the inland bays east of San Francisco.

    The Sonoma Coast title covers more than 500,000 acres (200,000ha) of western and southern Sonoma County, of which about 2% is under vine. Far from contiguous, this 2% is scattered around the area in various terroirs, typically capitalizing on the cooling influences of the Paci ... more

  • Sonoma County wine region

    Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

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