Full Review

Maryhill

Maryhill
2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Syrah, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

Maryhill
2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Syrah, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
Garnet color. Aromas of ripe plum, peppercorns, and tobacco leaf with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-long ripe berries, chocolate muffin, lemon zest, and clove finish with well-integrated, grippy tannins and light oak flavor. A big and bold Syrah; unabashedly fruity and delicious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, peppercorns, and tobacco leaf
Taste Flavor: ripe berries, chocolate muffin, lemon zest, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and bold Syrah; unabashedly fruity and delicious.

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.