Full Review

Ledson

Ledson
2015 Estate Old Vine, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$46

Ledson
2015 Estate Old Vine, Syrah, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dark black violet color. Aromas and flavors of grilled blackberry, vanilla pound cake, cassis jam, and bacon with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish that shows notes of cola with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A tasty Syrah with great acidity; always big but never heavy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled blackberry, vanilla pound cake, cassis jam, and bacon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cola
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty Syrah with great acidity; always big but never heavy.

The Producer

Ledson Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 653
Kenwood, CA 95452
USA
1 707-537-3810

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.