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Canihan Family

Canihan Family
2015 Exuberance, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Canihan Family
2015 Exuberance, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque black violet color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry preserves, honey-drizzled bacon, and vanilla with a satiny, crisp, fruity full body and a stimulating, medium-to-long finish revealing accents of raspberry preserves, dark chocolate, carob cookie, and burnt ends. A big inky Syrah for grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: lingonberry preserves, honey-drizzled bacon, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of raspberry preserves, dark chocolate, carob cookie, and burnt ends
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big inky Syrah for grilled meats.

The Producer

Canihan Family Winery

The Producer
21684 Eighth St E, #450
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 415-929-8190

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.