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Cedar Creek Winery

Cedar Creek Winery
2014 Syrah, American

Pair this wine with:
Game Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Cedar Creek Winery
2014 Syrah, American

Pair this wine with:
Game Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Opaque dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of roasted berries, dried leaves and nettles, chestnut honey, and hint of crayon with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, buoyant finish with notes of earth, nutskin, and dried herbs with fine, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A dry, savory, herbaceous syrah for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted berries, dried leaves and nettles, chestnut honey, and hint of crayon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of earth, nutskin, and dried herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison Steak, Grilled Boar, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, savory, herbaceous syrah for the table.

The Producer

Cedar Creek Winery

The Producer
N70W6340 Bridge Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
USA
1 262-377-8020

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.