Full Review

Seaside

Seaside
2015 Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Seaside
2015 Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .6%
Violet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of black raspberry pie a la mode, samoas girl scout cookies, and smoked nuts with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of berry custard, roasted heirloom carrots and apples, and cedar with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice chewy syrah with good balance and appetizing flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry pie a la mode, samoas girl scout cookies, and smoked nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry custard, roasted heirloom carrots and apples, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Empanadas, Roasted Boar, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy syrah with good balance and appetizing flavors.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

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

Their Portfolio

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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.