Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern?Rh?ne blends?based on?Grenache, Syrah and?Mourv?dre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely?Australia,?California?and increasingly, with praise, from?Washington.
Medium depth crimson with a little purple hue. Ripe red fruits and black cherry fill the nostrils with mocha, subtle savory and white pepper hints adding to the complexity. The bright and juicy fruit coats the palate and is well balanced with peppery and sweet spice. Medium bodied in structure with good complexity and lovely silky tannins which flow through the fruitful pepper and spice finish.