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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2014 Three Sisters, Syrah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2014 Three Sisters, Syrah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, raisin bread, bacon, mung bean, and sun dried tomato with a satiny, crisp, medium-full body and a peppery, elegant, medium-long finish with notes of roasted kale, spiced plum chutney, and chocolate malt with earthy, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An inky, rustic Syrah in a highly pairable style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: baking chocolate, raisin bread, bacon, mung bean, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted kale, spiced plum chutney, and chocolate malt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky, rustic Syrah in a highly pairable style.

The Producer

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

The Producer
10277 E Rock Creek Ln
Pearce, AZ 85625
USA
1 520-824-2500

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.