Full Review

Golden Rule Vineyards

Golden Rule Vineyards
2017 Syrah, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Golden Rule Vineyards
2017 Syrah, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Dusty dark ruby color. Attractive aromas of baked plums, strawberry preserves and black pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long rhubarb compote, watermelon rind, and vanilla bean finish. A lighter-bodied but rock-solid Syrah with great varietal character; highly drinkable.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: baked plums, strawberry preserves and black pepper
Taste Flavor: rhubarb compote, watermelon rind, and vanilla bean
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lighter-bodied but rock-solid Syrah with great varietal character; highly drinkable.

The Producer

Golden Rule Vineyards

The Producer
3525 N Golden Rule Rd
Cochise, AZ 85606
USA
1 520-507-3310

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.