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Cedar Creek Winery

Cedar Creek Winery
2015 Syrah, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
Cellar Selection

Cedar Creek Winery
2015 Syrah, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Medium garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate coconut macaroon, dolmades, oven roasted tomato, and cherry wood with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length craisin, spiced nuts, and cedar finish with leafy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A chewy, well oaked syrah for a well marbled steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate coconut macaroon, dolmades, oven roasted tomato, and cherry wood
Taste Flavor: craisin, spiced nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Roast Lamb, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, well oaked syrah for a well marbled steak.

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.