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Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger
2013 The Conspirator’s Reserve Fairbairn Vineyard, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
Cellar Selection

Cloak & Dagger
2013 The Conspirator’s Reserve Fairbairn Vineyard, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Opaque deep purple color. Mature aromas and flavors of fine dark chocolate, eucalyptus and orange peel, smoky cedar, and ripe huckleberry with a tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a complex, long finish revealing notes of fine leather, cigar smoke, bacon and creme brulee, and black tea with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, smoky Syrah with deep flavors and mysterious appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Savory, Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fine dark chocolate, eucalyptus and orange peel, smoky cedar, and ripe huckleberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fine leather, cigar smoke, bacon and creme brulee, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, smoky Syrah with deep flavors and mysterious appeal.

The Producer

Cloak & Dagger Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1477
Templeton, CA 93465-1477
USA
1 310-877-0210

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.