Full Review

Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2014 Papa’s, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.41%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Rock Wall
2014 Papa’s, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.41%
Ruby black color. Savory aromas and flavors of pickled cherries, tomato paste, milk chocolate, and ghee with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of dried berries and prunes, toffee, caramelized root vegetables, and pepper with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A big brawny wine for fans of the rich warming syrah style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled cherries, tomato paste, milk chocolate, and ghee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dried berries and prunes, toffee, caramelized root vegetables, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big brawny wine for fans of the rich warming syrah style.

The Producer

Rock Wall Wine Co.

The Producer
2301 Monarch St, Bldg 24
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
1 510-522-5700

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.