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Wildwood Oak Winery

Wildwood Oak Winery
2016 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Wildwood Oak Winery
2016 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas of cooked fruit, fruitcake, marzipan, and matcha with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length wet stone and black olive finish with moderate oak flavor. A port-like Syrah that will be divine with blue cheeses and roast pork with fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cooked fruit, fruitcake, marzipan, and matcha
Taste Flavor: wet stone and black olive
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Maytag Blue, Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A port-like Syrah that will be divine with blue cheeses and roast pork with fruits.

The Producer

Wildwood Oak Winery

The Producer
34088 Lake Breeze Dr
Yucaipa, CA 92399
USA
1 951-314-1740

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.