Full Review

Opal Creek

Opal Creek
2011 Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Opal Creek
2011 Syrah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of licorice, violet candy, membrillo, and summer orchard with a round, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish that shows accents of strawberry gummy candy, milk chocolate, thyme, and leather tobacco pouch with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A plush, charming and ripe Syrah for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: licorice, violet candy, membrillo, and summer orchard
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of strawberry gummy candy, milk chocolate, thyme, and leather tobacco pouch
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Burgers, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A plush, charming and ripe Syrah for the table.

The Importer

GK Global, Inc.

The Importer
901 Old Marlton Pike W
Marlton, NJ 08053
USA
1 856-334-5045

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.