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Akash Winery

Akash Winery
2018 Dreamville, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39

Akash Winery
2018 Dreamville, Syrah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of plum, herbs, chocolate, and hints of tobacco with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, compelling, relaxed finish that exhibits notes of peppercorns and cherry-studded quick-bread with firm tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A brawny, chewy Syrah for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: hints of plum, herbs, chocolate, and hints of tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppercorns and cherry-studded quick-bread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brawny, chewy Syrah for the table.

The Producer

Akash Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
39730 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-888-1393

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.