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Let’s Taste – Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

Not the first time I’ve tasted this wine, I wanted to re-visit it and share my impressions on camera. Tim Sproal is a member of the Boomtown Wine Co-op based in Castlemaine, and I’ve tasted the white wine on this channel already. The Minim wines are made by Tim, and this Sylvie is a Syrah blended from the Yarra Valley and Mount Alexander.

Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

Minim Sylvie Syrah 2014

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December 23, 2015 · 10:33 am

Sirah that aint Petite (Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys, California)

My second day in Sonoma County had me heading further North into the Dry Creek Valley. As the name suggests the climate is a lot drier and warmer with quite cool nights. If I were to compare it to a region in Australia, it would be similar to Bendigo. The two most important varieties here are zinfandel, that classic California grape, and petite sirah. It wasn’t until I came to Dry Creek that I was reminded that petite sirah is another name for durif, the famous Rutherglen grape. This made a lot of sense and of course I felt a bit silly for forgetting.

Breakfast of champions

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