Sierra Vista Red Rock Ridge Syrah 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Sierra Foothills, California

$21.49 $19.99
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Item No. 39267
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

The vines were planted in the old Red Rock Ridge Estate Vineyard in 1979 on a gravely ridge studded with red rocks of volcanic origin. The Red Rock Ridge Syrah is big, intense and peppery with aromas of blueberries and ripe blackberries. The wine is barrel aged 16 months in small, older, more neutral oak barrels to insure the wine is not dominated by the oak flavor. A small portion is treated to a few months in new French and American oak barrels to add complexity.

Learn About Sierra Vista

Family owned and operated, the winery is located on Red Rock Ridge half a mile high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains thirty miles west of Lake Tahoe. In 1972, John and Barbara MacCready bought their property and pioneered the rebirth of mountain viticulture in the re-emerging premium wine region of El Dorado County. At that time all the foothills were classified as Zinfandel country...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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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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