Full Review

Parmelee-Hill

Parmelee-Hill
2013 Block B Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
Cellar Selection

Parmelee-Hill
2013 Block B Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Smoky aromas and flavors of peppered jerky, creme Anglaise, vanilla frosted frosted long john donuts, and nutmeg and allspice with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, elegant, long dark chocolate and rose tea finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A palate clobbering Syrah with powerful pepper notes and a lengthy finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peppered jerky, creme Anglaise, vanilla frosted frosted long john donuts, and nutmeg and allspice
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate and rose tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry-Aged Sirloin From A Free Range Cow, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate clobbering Syrah with powerful pepper notes and a lengthy finish.

The Producer

Parmelee-Hill Wines & Vineyards

The Producer
1695 Sperring Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-933-8905

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.