La Vie Dansante Wines

2013 Rehearsal – $28

2013 Rehearsal

Typical of a blend from the southern Rhone Valley in France, Rehearsal is comprised of 80% Syrah and 20% Carignane, both sourced from here in the Santa Clara Valley.

There’s great debate about Syrah’s origins but we know for certain it was brought to the United States in the 1970’s by the “Rhone Ranger’s” and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards. In this blend Syrah brings bold fruit with a hint of spice in the nose and dark fruit, smoke, and black pepper to the palette. Carignane has been added to soften the often aggressive Syrah and to provide a lingering finish similar to the role played by Merlot in a Bordeaux blend. Rehearsal is bold and playful and will fit perfectly into a summer time barbeque feast of ribs and other smoked meats.

Alc: 14.7% pH: 3.69 TA: 6.3g/L RS: 0.1g/L