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1

What characteristics does Viognier add to a syrah wine

Smoother texture and exotic fruits

2

What four flavors are introduced by oak treatment of a syrah?

Vanilla, toast, smoke and coconut

3

Wht region is on an inexpensive syrah wine from Australia

South Eastern Australia

4

Grenache wines are ____ in body and ____ in acidity

Full in body and low in acidity

5

What flavors are present in grenache?

Red fruit (strawberry, raspberry) with spice notes (liqoruice and white pepper)

6

What is the main apellation region for Syrah in the Southern Rhone

Cotes du RHone

7

What are the two best appleations in the Northern Rhone to find great syrah?

Cote Rote and Hermitage

8

Name three regions in Australia known for producing premium Shiraz

Barrosa valley, Hunter Valley and McLauren Vale

9

What kind of climate can syrah NOT grow in

Cooler

10

What is an appelation for grenache in the Rhone that is highly regarded?

Chateauneuf du Pape

11

Where is a moderately priced syrah from the Northern Rhone to be found?

Crozes-Hermitage

12

Name two regions in France for inexpensive syrahs

Pays d'Oc AOC and Languedoc AC

13

Better syrahs from the southern rhone are labelled

Cotes du Rhone Villages

14

What is the classic region for syrah grapes?

Northern Rhone

15

In hotter climates what secondary flavors are in Syrah

Herbaceous with more sweet spice notes

16

How many vareities of wine can be blended in a Chateauneuf du Pape

13

17

What kind of climate does grenache need to ripen?

Hot

18

Syrah grapes are _____ with respect to body

Full

19

What flavors are present in a Chateauneuf du Pape

Red fruit (strwaberry) wth spice (pepper, liquorice) and animal notes

20

What white grape is blended with syrah

Viognier

21

Syrah grapes have _____ acidity, _____ color and _____ tannins

Deep color, med-high tannins, medium acidity

22

Typical Chateauneuf du Pape is ____ in body, with ___ tannins and _____ acidity

Full, medium, low

23

In cooler climates what secondary flavors are in Syrah

Herbaceous, smoked meat and spice like black pepper

24

Syrah grapes are small/large with ____, ____ skins

Small grapes, with thick, darkly colored

25

Grenache is the ______ most planted black grape variety

Third

26

With age, what happens to grenache?

The spicy notes evolve into leather and toffee

27

Where is grenache most commonly grown? (two locations)

Spain and southern france

28

Do syrah wines undergo oak treatment?

Yes

29

Adding grenache to syrah (a common blend) does what to a wine

Increases the alcohol, less tannin and acid, more red fruit

30

What are two grapes frequently used in blends with syrah and grenache?

Mourvedre and Cinsault