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City Winery Nashville

City Winery Nashville
2017 Smoky Mountain, Syrah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

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

City Winery Nashville
2017 Smoky Mountain, Syrah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Black violet color. Elegant aromas of violet candies, red raspberry jam, chocolate wafer cookie, and beeswax with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length buttercream, black olive, peppered melon, and cassis finish with moderate oak flavor. A dreamy syrah that’s light on its feet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: violet candies, red raspberry jam, chocolate wafer cookie, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: buttercream, black olive, peppered melon, and cassis
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dreamy syrah that's light on its feet.

The Producer

City Winery Nashville

The Producer
609 Lafayette St.
Nashville, TN 37203
USA
1 615-324-1025

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.