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Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger
2015 The Conspirator’s Reserve, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49

Cloak & Dagger
2015 The Conspirator’s Reserve, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
Opaque black garnet color. Smoky aromas and flavors of smoked marzipan, bacon, chocolate chip cookies, and embers with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an appealing, medium-long finish that presents notes of grilled tomato, cream soda, and steamed milk with moderate oak flavor. A smoky vanilla-bomb of a syrah with mysterious appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked marzipan, bacon, chocolate chip cookies, and embers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled tomato, cream soda, and steamed milk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky vanilla-bomb of a syrah with 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.