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Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger
2016 The Conspirator, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

Cloak & Dagger
2016 The Conspirator, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of forest floor, turned earth, and horse blanket with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an amusing, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of mushroom water, Himalayan lavender, dark chocolate shavings, and soy sauce with well-integrated, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and integrate Paso Robles Syrah with old world and new world flavors competing for your attention.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: forest floor, turned earth, and horse blanket
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of mushroom water, Himalayan lavender, dark chocolate shavings, and soy sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Venison Loin , Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and integrate Paso Robles Syrah with old world and new world flavors competing for your attention.

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.