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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: .1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32
2017 Top 3 Best Syrah

Lawer Estates
2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: .1%
Dark deep purple color. Minty aromas of chinese 5 spiced plum, menthol, dried goji berries, and marinated red pepper with a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a huge, very long acai, scotch oatmeal cookie, thyme, and sandalwood finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins. A rich and complex Syrah that is sure to delight.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: Chinese 5 spiced plum, menthol, dried goji berries, and marinated red pepper
Taste Flavor: acai, scotch oatmeal cookie, thyme, and sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and complex Syrah that is sure to delight.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1105
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-331-3728

Their Portfolio

92 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.1% (USA) $24.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $26.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2014 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $64.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard Una Late Harvest, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.4% (USA) $28.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2014 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
82 Lawer Estates 2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $36.00.
80 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $34.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé, Syrah, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $20.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $28.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2017 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $30.00.

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.