Full Review

Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2012 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$65

Lorenzi Estate
2012 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Clear garnet black color. Delicate, curious, fruity aromas and flavors of black raspberry pie, warm creme anglaise, toffee, and goji berries with a lean, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, snappy finish that shows accents of spiced nuts, raisin chutney, and cedar with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A big, creamy red with lots of rich dried fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, oaky & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry pie, warm creme Anglaise, toffee, and goji berries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of spiced nuts, raisin chutney, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, creamy red with lots of rich dried fruit flavors.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

The Producer
36095 Monte de Oro Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
USA
1 951-313-6407

Their Portfolio

93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Old Vine Lopez Ranch, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $75.00.
85 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15% (USA) $65.00.
87 Lorenzi Estate 2012 The Rainbow Gap Vineyard, Grenache, Temecula Valley 15.7% (USA) $45.00.
85 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "The Obsessive", Temecula Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "Brutus" Red, Temecula Valley 13.4% (USA) $65.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "THE CATALYST", Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $75.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Dijon Clone 76, Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 13.64% (USA) $45.00.
94 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 The Catalyst, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $55.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.7% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Rainbow Gap Vineyard , Grenache, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $35.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
83 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Lopez Ranch Old Vine, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Old Vine, De Ambrogio Block, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.8% (USA) $45.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Barrels 12,13,14, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.4% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Bold Move Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $48.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
96 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.6% (USA) $75.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Single Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Reserve Fifty Fifty Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve Bold Move Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.

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.