Full Review

Monte De Oro

Monte De Oro
2014 Estate, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.1% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
2017 Top 3 Best Syrah

Monte De Oro
2014 Estate, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.1% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque black ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of buttery nut brittle, chocolate dried cherries, sandalwood, and pomegranate molasses with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with shades of sassafras, berry chutney, and sultanas with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A powerful, port-like syrah with big, bold flavors and a long warming finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttery nut brittle, chocolate dried cherries, sandalwood, and pomegranate molasses
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of sassafras, berry chutney, and sultanas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful, port-like syrah with big, bold flavors and a long warming finish.

The Producer

Monte De Oro Winery

The Producer
35820 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-491-6551

Their Portfolio

90 Monte De Oro 2013 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
96 Monte De Oro 2013 Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.9% (USA) $33.00.
85 Monte De Oro 2015 "Bolle De Oro", Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2010 Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.3% (USA) $80.00.
95 Monte De Oro 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16.4% (USA) $38.00.
88 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate Grown Monte De Oro Vineyard, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $35.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.1% (USA) $36.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2014 Cuvée de Oro Estate Grown Red Blend, Temecula Valley 16% (USA) $34.00.
91 Monte De Oro 2012 Vista del Monte Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $80.00.
87 Monte De Oro 2014 Monte de Oro Vineyard Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 16.6% (USA) $36.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2017 Galway Vineyard Estate Grown , Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 13.7% (USA) $23.00.
89 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16.0% (USA) $44.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown , Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $35.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2015 Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.6% (USA) $41.00.
88 Monte De Oro 2015 Monte De Oro Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 14.3% (USA) $38.00.
91 Monte De Oro 2015 Cuvée de Oro Estate Grown Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $33.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2013 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.2% (USA) $85.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2014 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.1% (USA) $85.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16% (USA) $42.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $34.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.1% (USA) $40.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2014 Reserve, Malbec, Temecula Valley 14.8% (USA) $85.00.
84 Monte De Oro 2018 Galway Vineyard Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 13.6% (USA) $20.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15% (USA) $85.00.

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.