Rock Rabbit Central Coast Syrah 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 81439
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Our California coastal Syrah is a ripe, succulent and decadent wine. Grapes from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Paso Robles vineyards provide rich varietal character for this juicy and exotic wine.

Grapes were brought into the winery, cold soaked and fermented in small tanks similar to those used for pinot noir. Gentle handling and pressing of the grapes preserved fresh fruit aromas and flavors. Oak aging in both French and American barrels for approximately eight months imparted subtle allspice, cinnamon and caramel notes.

Blueberry pie with nuances of chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cedar, and anise all contribute to a wine of depth and complexity with supple tannins and a long fruit finish.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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