Full Review

Sola

Sola
2013 Syrah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .3%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Sola
2013 Syrah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .3%
Black garnet color. Smoky aromas of pressed violets, hickory smoked bacon, ripe red apples, and mixed smoked nuts with a round, crisp, dry medium-full body and a graceful, involved, medium-long sumac, plum sauce, black pepper rub, maple, and coriander finish with moderate oak flavor. A dry, ultra savory smoky syrah for next-level pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Rich & Full, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pressed violets, hickory smoked bacon, ripe red apples, and mixed smoked nuts
Taste Flavor: sumac, plum sauce, black pepper rub, maple, and coriander
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Barbecue, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, ultra savory smoky syrah for next-level pairings.

The Producer

Sola Winery

The Producer
425 Gateway Rd W
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-639-1724

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.