Red Bicyclette Syrah 2004

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Color: Deep purple-to-black with violet hues. Bouquet: Rich blueberry and blackberry fruit aromas. Palate: Supple, f...

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Rich purple color. Dark cherry, maybe a little raspberry and vanilla on the nose. Definately dark cherry fruit and molasses on the tongue with a... Read more

A very funky wine--and not necessarily in a good way. There was a pruney, raisiny aroma on first opening, and a bit of prune and spice on the palat... Read more

Very nice flavours and great dinner wine Read more

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Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.00 5
03/01/2009

Rich purple color. Dark cherry, maybe a little raspberry and vanilla on the nose. Definately dark cherry fruit and molasses on the tongue with a little spice and a lingering finish. Not too bad for the price. But yet it is not the best syrah I've had.


Snooth User: drdebs
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2.50 5
02/26/2006

A very funky wine--and not necessarily in a good way. There was a pruney, raisiny aroma on first opening, and a bit of prune and spice on the palate. I thought it might have been tainted by the plastic cork that they use, so let is sit for a while. It's more plummy than prune now, but there isn't much going on here and it's not even that appealing as a quaffing wine since it doesn't have enough engaging fruit up front. No finish to speak of, either. I wasn't expecting much, but this was still a disappointment. Cute label.


Snooth User: Samir
39436105
3.50 5
12/23/2007

Very nice flavours and great dinner wine


Snooth User: laurax
3479815
4.00 5
11/15/2007

I actually really enjoyed this wine. It was very easy going and gentle. A smooth start with a beautiful and sweet berry finish. Only after decanting did the stronger peppery flavours emerge from this delicious syrah


Snooth User: cary27518
296646
5.00 5
08/21/2007

This is a great wine for the price. Very little bite.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes for our 2004 Red Bicyclette™ Syrah were sourced from the rocky, windswept southern French regions of the Aude, Minervois, Corbières and Herault. These areas are characterized by warm weather which is particularly beneficial to Syrah, allowing it to achieve optimal ripeness, producing highly concentrated, full-flavored grapes. The 2004 harvest yielded Syrah grapes characterized by deep berry fruit flavors, spicy aromas, mature tannins, and dark purple-to-black color. Red Bicyclette Syrah grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for four to five days. Fermentation took place on the skins in stainless steel tanks with the temperature increasing gradually to 26°C to ensure maximum fruit flavor and color intensity. After racking, the wine was left to complete its malolactic fermentation. Once fermented to dryness, portions of the wine were aged in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak. Upon completion of aging, the components were selected, blended, then fined and filtered.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep purple-to-black with violet hues. Bouquet: Rich blueberry and blackberry fruit aromas. Palate: Supple, full and generous with fruit intensity and brown spice. Finish: Integrated tannins allow a lingering, dark-fruit jam finis.

Grapes for our 2004 Red Bicyclette™ Syrah were sourced from the rocky, windswept southern French regions of the Aude, Minervois, Corbières and Herault. These areas are characterized by warm weather which is particularly beneficial to Syrah, allowing it to achieve optimal ripeness, producing highly concentrated, full-flavored grapes. The 2004 harvest yielded Syrah grapes characterized by deep berry fruit flavors, spicy aromas, mature tannins, and dark purple-to-black color. Red Bicyclette Syrah grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for four to five days. Fermentation took place on the skins in stainless steel tanks with the temperature increasing gradually to 26°C to ensure maximum fruit flavor and color intensity. After racking, the wine was left to complete its malolactic fermentation. Once fermented to dryness, portions of the wine were aged in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak. Upon completion of aging, the components were selected, blended, then fined and filtered.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.7
Sugar: 5.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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