from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of grape cultivated especially in Australia, southern France, and the United States.
- n. A full-bodied red wine made from this grape.
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- n. A variety of black grape used to make wine
- n. A wine made from these grapes
que syrah, syrahThe reds were tougher for me, though I did stick with Syrah, since I know that I like those.
If you're not familiar with the term Syrah, you may know it by the more common
Syrah is a warm weather grape ... but don't mention that to a handful of wineries in Ontario, or the few wineries in the Finger Lakes that are gambling on it.
Their Syrah is a new world, peppery, ripe and dark wine -- can't wait to try it in several months.
When I asked winemaker Roli Velich of the Moric winery which grape was the most apt comparison for Blaufränkisch, he suggested no fewer than three: pinot noir from Burgundy, Syrah from the Northern Rhone and Nebbiolo from Piedmont.
Sure, the Syrah is pretty ripe and rich – but have you tasted equivalent Syrahs from France that are light, acid-driven food wines?
But Syrah is innately smokey without the toasty notes from wood and without the incursion of smoke from a blaze, so it can be a little harder to figure out if a fire plays a part or not.
While Syrah is the newish estate 's star red grape, this aromatic dry white, made from the grape traditionally used in the production of Sherry, is a lovely aperitif.
The quality of domestic Syrah is excellent and I think as more people discover them the Syrah market share will be fine.
I would have liked to include a Syrah from the Evergreen State.
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