Grateful Palate Southern Gothic Precious Syrah 750ml
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Grateful Palate Southern Gothic Precious Syrah



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Delicacy. Power. Gentle power. Precision but richness that’d anticipate broader, soupier palate, but precise and structured with a beacon of acid that keeps the wine focused. Violets, vanilla, fresh organic cream, blueberries, toasty wood, super-soft, elegant, silky tannins. Very long finish and persistence of aroma and flavor. A wine with potential for aging and longevity but approachable and expressive now.

Blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Jumilla, Spain
Artist: James Jean
Designer: Mr.Keedy and Basora
Winemaker: Oriol Illa

From the importer:
“The idea to use the bourbon barrels came over a dinner years ago that I shared with my buddy Julian Van Winkle at a Southern Foodways Alliance meeting at Blackberry Farm in 2001. It was simply an idea that came up in conversation. Hey, let's do something together. What about putting wine in used Pappy barrels? Okay, I'll send you some. I don't know if you've ever seen old, used bourbon barrels, but they're ugly. When the winemakers first saw the barrels, they flat out refused to put wine anywhere near them. But, eventually they did and the result was not only delicious but magical.” – Dan Philips

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