Full Review

Maryhill

Maryhill
2016 McKinley Springs Vineyard, Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 0.1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

Maryhill
2016 McKinley Springs Vineyard, Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 0.1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of cacao nibs, apple-cinnamon oatmeal, dried berries, turmeric, and aniseed with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity full body and a polished, captivating, long milk chocolate, tea with cream and sugar, pound cake, and nutmeg finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A creamy, oak-driven Syrah for rich and decadent meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cacao nibs, apple-cinnamon oatmeal, dried berries, turmeric, and aniseed
Taste Flavor: milk chocolate, tea with cream and sugar, pound cake, and nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, oak-driven Syrah for rich and decadent meals.

The Producer

Maryhill Winery

The Producer
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-1976

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.