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City Winery

City Winery
2017 Alder Springs Vineyard Au Naturel, Syrah, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

City Winery
2017 Alder Springs Vineyard Au Naturel, Syrah, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Black violet color. Attractive aromas of juicy raspberries, spice rub, and violet with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a seamless, subtle, long vanilla bean-plum kombucha, leather, berry cobbler a la mode, and clove finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold and spicy Syrah with alluring fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: juicy raspberries, spice rub, and violet
Taste Flavor: vanilla bean-plum kombucha, leather, berry cobbler a la mode, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and spicy Syrah with alluring fruit.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
USA
1 212-608-0555

Their Portfolio

94 City Winery NV Chazak Dessert Wine, California 15.51% (USA) $25.00.
90 City Winery 2015 Vin de Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.9% (USA) $22.00.
91 City Winery 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $38.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
93 City Winery 2016 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Mendocino 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
91 City Winery 2016 Hyland Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
87 City Winery 2017 Rooftop Rosé, Syrah, North Coast 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $.00.
93 City Winery 2015 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Mendocino 14.1% (USA) $38.00.
92 City Winery 2017 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Bacigalupi Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.1% (USA) $42.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Hyland Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
88 City Winery 2016 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Mendocino 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
89 City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
92 City Winery 2016 Au Naturel, Syrah, Santa Barbara 14.1% (USA) $32.00.
90 City Winery 2017 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
88 City Winery 2018 Rooftop Rosé, Syrah, Mendocino County 12.9% (USA) $18.00.
90 City Winery 2017 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Mendocino 14.1% (USA) $38.00.
89 City Winery 2017 Alder Springs Vineyard Au Naturel, Syrah, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $32.00.

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.