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BearBoat Syrah Russian River Valley 2010


Notorious for its witty, conversing bears on the label, BearBoat is a brand of the Rémy Cointreau Group, which dates back to 1724 and is one of the world’s leading wine and spirits group [renowned for its famous cognac]. Holding Master of Viticulture and Enology degrees, Raphaël Brisbois is the winemaker for the Bearboat label since 1997. Brisbois aims to make food friendly wines that are expressive of where they come from. He doesn’t “copy wines from other regions”, rather he believes to craft unique wines you “make your best with the grapes grown under your own soils and climate”.

Inky red violet in colour with aromas of blackberry, vanilla and forest. Black currant, blackberry and raspberry flavours were joined by a vivid acidity, whilst licorice, toasted oak and caramel elements comprised the generous finish. On the lighter side of Syrah and with a pleasantly rustic nature, this is a friendly accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes.

100% Syrah
Russian River Valley
Produced and Bottled by BearBoat
13.8% Alcohol
$20 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015

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