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Dusted Valley

Dusted Valley
2014 Stained Tooth, Syrah, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Dusted Valley
2014 Stained Tooth, Syrah, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Deep purple color. Aromas of dark chocolate, raw coconut, and chalk dust with a dry medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length toasted coconut and blackberry pastry finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A plush and chocolatey Yakima Syrah for a richer fare; lay it down if you can resist.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, raw coconut, and chalk dust
Taste Flavor: toasted coconut and blackberry pastry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Venison Loin , Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A plush and chocolatey Yakima Syrah for a richer fare; lay it down if you can resist.

The Producer

Dusted Valley Vintners

The Producer
1248 Old Milton Hwy
Walla Walla, WA 99362
USA
1 509-525-1337

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.