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RH Phillips

RH Phillips
2016 Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.99
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RH Phillips
2016 Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .6%
Garnet black color. Curious aromas of minestrone, herb marinated olives, and pickled okra with a round, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-to-long roasted beets and parsnips, ezpazote, ground nuts, and toasted cedar finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A meaty, savory and herbal syrah that will pair nicely with Latin cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: minestrone, herb marinated olives, and pickled okra
Taste Flavor: roasted beets and parsnips, ezpazote, ground nuts, and toasted cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Calf’s Liver, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A meaty, savory and herbal syrah that will pair nicely with Latin cuisine.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

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.