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Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Lorenzi Estate
2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of sour cherries, black pepper, red licorice, and star anise with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-length finish with nuances of chocolate-covered coconut macaroon and pepper jelly with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A peppery and distinctive Syrah with an outgoing personality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sour cherries, black pepper, red licorice, and star anise
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of chocolate-covered coconut macaroon and pepper jelly
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peppery and distinctive Syrah with an outgoing personality.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

The Producer
36095 Monte de Oro Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
USA
1 951-313-6407

Their Portfolio

88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Bold Move Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $48.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
96 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.6% (USA) $75.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Single Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Reserve Fifty Fifty Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve Bold Move Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve Lot 1254, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $85.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 The Contrarian Private Reserve, Merlot, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $55.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2016 The Seven, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $95.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Extended Aging Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.

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.