Full Review

Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled, Syrah, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled, Syrah, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of herbal tea, cranberry sauce, ripe strawberry, struck match, and pine with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking elements of pie crusts, mixed peppercorns, and oregano with light oak flavor. A captivating regional wine with great structure and food-friendly style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: herbal tea, cranberry sauce, ripe strawberry, struck match, and pine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of pie crusts, mixed peppercorns, and oregano
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A captivating regional wine with great structure and food-friendly style.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

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.