Full Review

Adastra

Adastra
2016 Syrah, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Adastra
2016 Syrah, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of starched linen and chocolate nuts with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of cranberry yogurt, almond slivers, and hibiscus tea with delicate spices with light oak flavor. A Francophilic and pure Carneros Syrah; balanced, poised, and serious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: starched linen and chocolate nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cranberry yogurt, almond slivers, and hibiscus tea with delicate spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Flatiron Steak, Gnocchi Bolognese, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Francophilic and pure Carneros Syrah; balanced, poised, and serious.

The Producer

Adastra Wines

The Producer
2545 Las Amigas Rd
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-255-4818

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.