Full Review

Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2014 Papa’s, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.41%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$40

Rock Wall
2014 Papa’s, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.41%
Dark garnet color. Aromas of grape jelly, twigs, and frozen yogurt with a chunky, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and a breezy stewed plum, cinnamon honey, and mulch finish with clunky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A relaxed wine for a crowd.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: grape jelly, twigs, and frozen yogurt
Taste Flavor: stewed plum, cinnamon honey, and mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger Casserole, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A relaxed wine for a crowd.

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.