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Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
2011 Syrah, Niagara Escarpment

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.95

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
2011 Syrah, Niagara Escarpment

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bright medium deep purple color. Bright, interesting aromas of cracked peppercorns, tomato focaccia, and mulberries with a glycerous, tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, snappy roasted peppers and root vegetables, choke cherries, mint leaf, and tree bark finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. An very different and intriguingly earthy and herbal syrah that will be great with rustic fare.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, oaky & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: cracked peppercorns, tomato focaccia, and mulberries
Taste Flavor: roasted peppers and root vegetables, choke cherries, mint leaf, and tree bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An very different and intriguingly earthy and herbal syrah that will be great with rustic fare.
The Producer

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

The Producer
4746 Townline Rd
Lockport, NY 14094
USA
1 716-434-8030
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.