Full Review

Burning Tree Cellars

Burning Tree Cellars
2013 Jesperson Ranch Syrah, Syrah, Edna Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
Cellar Selection

Burning Tree Cellars
2013 Jesperson Ranch Syrah, Syrah, Edna Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Medium violet color. Earthy aromas of floury berry scone, ripe plum and macadamia nut, violet, and freshly turned earth with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, elegant, medium-long stewed plums with warm spices, vanilla pot de creme, leather saddle, and marinated grape leaf finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very cellarable Syrah; enjoy its matured character in 3-6 years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: floury berry scone, ripe plum and macadamia nut, violet, and freshly turned earth
Taste Flavor: stewed plums with warm spices, vanilla pot de creme, leather saddle, and marinated grape leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very cellarable Syrah; enjoy its matured character in 3-6 years.

The Producer

Burning Tree Cellars

The Producer
1040 N Main St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
USA
1 928-649-8733

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.