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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42
Cellar Selection

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Deep purple color. Aromas of baked cherries and plums, black tea, toffee, honey, and graham cracker with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, complex, long aniseed, dark chocolate, and char-roasted nuts finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A concentrated, pure Syrah with an inky appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: baked cherries and plums, black tea, toffee, honey, and graham cracker
Taste Flavor: aniseed, dark chocolate, and char-roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated, pure Syrah with an inky appeal.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
1255 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 703-909-2975

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.