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Burning Tree Cellars

Burning Tree Cellars
2015 Colibri, Syrah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Burning Tree Cellars
2015 Colibri, Syrah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Garnet color. Aromas of baked red fruit and hungarian wax pepper with a glycerous, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a breezy plum, pepperoni, and taffy finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, peppery Syrah.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked red fruit and Hungarian wax pepper
Taste Flavor: plum, pepperoni, and taffy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak Burrito, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, peppery Syrah.

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.