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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Midnight Oil Syrah 2007
Midnight Oil Syrah 2007
(search item no. 121222)
charitable wine
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit used in making this wine comes from a vineyard located near Gonzales in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The cool weather – driven by Monterey Bay's influence – provides the foundation for the complex nature of this distinctive wine. Deep red and purple color with classic aromas of white pepper and bacon fat alongside spicy cinnamon and dark berry fruit. Slightly sweet fruit on the palate with a pleasing, tangy burst of grapefruit rind and cloves on the complex finish. This is a traditional Syrah with lively acidity and firm tannins.

This full-bodied wine will compliment lamb with bell pepper, grass-fed or bison cheddar bacon cheeseburgers, and beef and pepper stew.

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About Midnight Oil:

Bravium translates from Latin as "reward, prize, or gift" and sums up Proprietor and Winemaker Derek Rohlffs’ feelings about wine – namely that it is a reward for their labors, a prized part of mealtime, and a gift to be shared. Derek's winemaking philosophy is an extension of his Environmental Studies background and belief that great wine begins in the vineyard. Bravium utilizes minimalist winemaking practices and its wines are balanced and food-friendly. One of Derek's music heroes, Jack White, has said: "Technology is the disease you have to fight in any creative field…ease of use [is the enemy]." And while winemaking is part art and part science, Bravium emphasizes traditional methods whenever possible. Bravium was created to give back to charitable organizations by way of its Sip&Give donation platform.