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Corner 103

Corner 103
2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .02%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50

Corner 103
2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .02%
Ruby black color. Aromas of fern, blackberry, dried citrus wheel, and yellow tabasco pepper with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a smooth, medium-long cinnamon raisin bread, rice pudding, marinara, and vanilla toffee and white pepper finish with silky, coating tannins. A creamy and savory, quaffable Syrah.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: fern, blackberry, dried citrus wheel, and yellow Tabasco pepper
Taste Flavor: cinnamon raisin bread, rice pudding, marinara, and vanilla toffee and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy and savory, quaffable Syrah.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

88 Corner 103 2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
84 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
95 Corner 103 2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
89 Corner 103 2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Corner 103 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.6% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2015 Vernaccia, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Corner 103 2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
94 Corner 103 2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 15.5% (USA) $50.00.
81 Corner 103 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $30.00.
86 Corner 103 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
87 Corner 103 2017 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2017 Zinfandel, Sonoma Mountain 15.8% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2016 Vino Rosso, North Coast 13.9% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.2% (USA) $40.00.
85 Corner 103 2018 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2018 Marsanne Roussane, Sonoma Coast 13.8% (USA) $30.00.
83 Corner 103 2017 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.6% (USA) $50.00.

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.