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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50

Lawer Estates
2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry barbecue, blackberry pie, and black olive with a round, vibrant, dry medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish imparting notes of black pepper on black cherries, leather, chocolate and pipe tobacco, and bramble berry reduction sauce with chewy, drying, grippy tannins and light oak flavor. A brooding, ripe Syrah built just for backyard BBQ season.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blueberry barbecue, blackberry pie, and black olive
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of black pepper on black cherries, leather, chocolate and pipe tobacco, and bramble berry reduction sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brooding, ripe Syrah built just for backyard BBQ season.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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93 Lawer Estates 2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
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91 Lawer Estates 2019 Vineyard Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2021 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2021 Barrel Select, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
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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.