Full Review

Working Dog Winery

Working Dog Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Syrah, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.99
Cellar Selection

Working Dog Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Syrah, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Interesting aromas of blackberry pie, baked potato, mesquite, figs, and dates with a satiny, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, engaging, long raspberry, black pepper, and mulling spice finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A well-structured Syrah with great aging potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry pie, baked potato, mesquite, figs, and dates
Taste Flavor: raspberry, black pepper, and mulling spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-structured Syrah with great aging potential.

The Producer

Working Dog Winery

The Producer
610 Windsor-Perrineville Rd
Hightstown, NJ 08520
USA
1 609-371-6000

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.