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Lucky Dogg

Lucky Dogg
2015 Brady’s Blend, Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Top 3 Best Syrah

Lucky Dogg
2015 Brady’s Blend, Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Garnet color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of halva, floury berry tart, chocolate nuts, and rattan with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish with notes of pickled beets, tomatoes and cherries, honeyed peppercorns, and coconut with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, expressive syrah to pair with the richest of dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: halva, floury berry tart, chocolate nuts, and rattan
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled beets, tomatoes and cherries, honeyed peppercorns, and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, expressive syrah to pair with the richest of dishes.

The Producer

Lucky Dogg Winery

The Producer
1607 Mission Drive, Ste 102
Solvang, CA 93463
USA
1 805-691-9774

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.