Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .07%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50
Cellar Selection

Corner 103
2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .07%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of peppermint chocolate bar, blue eucalyptus, menthol mint, and blueberry compote with a vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an elegant, long finish with notes of exotic spices, damson plums with chive blossoms, and nutskin with well-integrated, crunchy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. An intense, herbaceous, flavor-packed syrah for fans of Australian show style shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peppermint chocolate bar, blue eucalyptus, menthol mint, and blueberry compote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of exotic spices, damson plums with chive blossoms, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intense, herbaceous, flavor-packed syrah for fans of Australian show style shiraz.

The Producer

Corner 103

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

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.