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Longfellow Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, USA

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Average Price $36 (USD)
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Grape Variety

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
  • Dry Creek Valley is an AVA is in Sonoma County, California, located just west of the Russian river (the famous Russian River Valley AVA lies immediately to the south). The area is generally warm but contains many climatic sub-zones; generally speaking, the valley floor is markedly cooler than the hillsides. Dry Creek Valley's neighbors are the prestigious AVAs Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill. The much cooler Green Valley lies just to the south, on the other side of the Russian river ...more

  • 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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