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El Necio

El Necio
2014 Syrah, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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El Necio
2014 Syrah, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet color. Peppery aromas and flavors of overripe strawberries and pink peppercorn with a lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long finish with suggestions of blackberry pie and tar with chewy, grippy tannins and light oak flavor. A peppery Syrah with ample fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: overripe strawberries and pink peppercorn
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of blackberry pie and tar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peppery Syrah with ample fruit.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.