Full Review

Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2011 Syrah, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Stina’s Cellars
2011 Syrah, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Earthy, mature aromas and flavors of leather, stewed berries, and earth with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long roasted nuts and marinated root vegetables finish with soft tannins and light oak. A fine mature syrah that will pair nicely with braised meats and stews.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: leather, stewed berries, and earth
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts and marinated root vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Roast Leg of Lamb, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fine mature syrah that will pair nicely with braised meats and stews.

The Producer

Stinas Cellars

The Producer
9316 Lakeview Ave SW, Ste B
Lakewood, WA 98499
USA
1 253-227-9748

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.