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Lucky Dogg

Lucky Dogg
2016 Brady’s Blend, Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Lucky Dogg
2016 Brady’s Blend, Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Garnet color. Meaty aromas of fresh cut grass, borscht, maple bacon donuts, lacquered veneer, and chocolate covered berries with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive and food-friendly syrah.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh cut grass, borscht, maple bacon donuts, lacquered veneer, and chocolate covered berries
Taste Flavor: smooth, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive and food-friendly syrah.

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.