Full Review
De La Cruz

De La Cruz
NV Syrah, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

De La Cruz
NV Syrah, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale light ruby color. Lively, curious, savory aromas of agave, grilled cherries and nuts, mulberries, and floral pepper with a soft, tangy, dryish medium body and a tingling, nuanced, breezy pomegranate, roasted nuts, and flower patch finish with fine chewy tannins and light oak. A decidedly different and fun syrah.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: agave, grilled cherries and nuts, mulberries, and floral pepper
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, roasted nuts, and flower patch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decidedly different and fun syrah.
The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324
Syrah
Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
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.
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