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Cline

Cline
2017 Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Cline
2017 Estate Grown, Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas of fertile earth, cola, bell pepper, green peppercorns, and smokehouse with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, charming, long boysenberry and griddlecakes finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold, smoky Syrah for substantial pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fertile earth, cola, bell pepper, green peppercorns, and smokehouse
Taste Flavor: boysenberry and griddlecakes
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, smoky Syrah for substantial pairings.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030

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.