Classic, elegant and modest – that’s what you expect of basic black. Whether it’s a little black dress or a traditional dinner jacket, you need a reliable staple, something that’s versatile and ready to go on a moment’s notice. That’s exactly what we’ve delivered in our signature Syrah – an essential, chic and reasonably priced red.
Partnered with poultry, Syrah acts as a foil to what might otherwise be a dull dry white meat providing a refreshing contrast of berries and a cracked pepper quality similar to the seasoning on the bird. Think of it like a side of cranberry sauce.
In a more casual setting with barbecued or grilled meats, it adds interest with peppery smoke elements and a lively interplay of fruit and spice. North Coast grapes from mainly Mendocino and Sonoma Counties give our 2006 Syrah all the intensity of a red Hermitage, yet at a fraction of the price.
Silver Medal, 2010 World Wine Championships:
"Mild aromas of cherry and banana custard and cedar shavings with a supple, dryish medium body and a juicy, tangy blackberry, melted chocolate bar and whipped cream finish. Very tasty and balanced." (01/06/2011)
Hallmark graphite, pepper and smoke aromas, silky raspberry and dark plum fruit flavors, accented by notes of smoke and roasted coffee.
Roasted and grilled meats (white or red); hearty dishes like stew; rustic appetizers such as cured meats and bruschetta; a steak loaded with peppers to bring out the wine’s peppery quality.
Perfect for the wine lover who:
... will go to any length (including sweeping the snow off the Weber grill) to perfectly pair this juicy, bold wine with equally rich, spicy food.
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2005 LaTour Napa Valley Syrah: Smoky, spicy aromas underscore dark fruit flavors while vibrant acidity makes its appearance in the long, refreshing finish.