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Michael Gill Cellars

Michael Gill Cellars
2016 Black Tie Estate Bottled, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17.1% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$68

Michael Gill Cellars
2016 Black Tie Estate Bottled, Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17.1% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of roasted figs, strawberry jam, bacon-wrapped dates, balsamic glaze, and sarsaparilla with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a stimulating, medium-long aniseed finish with moderate oak flavor. An outgoing hot-climate Syrah that pleases the palate with jammy fruit and earthy charm.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: roasted figs, strawberry jam, bacon-wrapped dates, balsamic glaze, and sarsaparilla
Taste Flavor: aniseed
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: An outgoing hot-climate Syrah that pleases the palate with jammy fruit and earthy charm.

The Producer

Michael Gill Cellars

The Producer
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1668

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.