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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2015 Shiraz, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.8%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2015 Shiraz, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.8%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of tamarind, barbecue chicken, and dried figs and dates with a slightly chewy, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with impressions of raisins. A careening port-like Shiraz to pair with cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tamarind, barbecue chicken, and dried figs and dates
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A careening port-like Shiraz to pair with cheese.

The Producer

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

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

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.