Terra Blanca Vineyard ~ Syrah

What’s the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? — Nothing, really, although there is a thought that wines labeled as Syrah are more elegant in style, while Shiraz indicates a fruitier, full body and higher alcohol wine.

We have three different clones, or types, of this grape: Hermitage, Cote Rotie (rare for Washington state) and the Phelps clone (common in Washington state). In France, this grape is most associated with the Rhone region and the wines of Hermitage.

• Deep in colors
• Black fruit (blackberry), spice, pepper
• In warm climates, full bodied with soft tannins, earthy, leather, spice
• Ages well

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