Learn about winemaker, Ben Stuart through a 4 part series.Read More
We all know and love drinking rosé, but how is it made? Well interestingly enough, it can be made four different ways, with many different red grape varieties! Some of the most common grape varieties used in making rosé are: Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Carignan and Cinsault. However, any red grape can be made into rosé! Most are bright in acidity, and light in body, and alcohol. This year our rosé is made from 50% Grenache, 48% Mourvedre and 2% Syrah.Read More
At Burnt Bridge Cellars, we have three different Syrah’s for purchase: Our 2015 Coyote Canyon Syrah, 2016 Columbia Valley Syrah, and 2016 Walla Walla Syrah.
Syrah is a popular red wine grape that’s delicious on its own and perfect as a blending grape. Grenache is typically blended with Syrah and vice versa, although Grenache usually needs more Syrah than Syrah needs Grenache. Syrahs, compared to Grenache, boast color, tannin, acid and darker fruits. You’ll find some of the best Syrahs in Northern Rhone’s moderate climate with steep rocks. The climate and soil produce powerful, complex and age-worthy wines. You’ll also find boast-worthy Syrah in Southern Rhone’s hot climate with flatter terrain. Want an expensive Syrah? Go for a Cru of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Shiraz, in Australia, found in the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Mclaren Vale. Here you’ll get a fuller body Syrah with softer tannins and less acidity. You’ll find intense black fruit, sweet spice and chocolate notes. Oak aging will produce smoke, vanilla and coconut aromas…Read More