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Peirano

Peirano
2016 Estate, The Heritage Collection, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Peirano
2016 Estate, The Heritage Collection, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Garnet black color. Complex, inviting aromas and flavors of mocha caramel fudge, honey dried cherries and berries, and jerky with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long finish that shows touches of spicy sour cherry compote, pepper, and roasted almonds with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A rich, powerful syrah with bold berry and oak flavors and a long warming finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: mocha caramel fudge, honey dried cherries and berries, and jerky
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of spicy sour cherry compote, pepper, and roasted almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Dried Fruit Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Pepper Steak, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, powerful syrah with bold berry and oak flavors and a long warming finish.

The Producer

Peirano Estate Vineyards

The Producer
21831 N Hwy 99
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-367-1305

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.