Full Review

Mira Winery

Mira Winery
2013 Hyde Vineyard, Syrah, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95

Mira Winery
2013 Hyde Vineyard, Syrah, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, beef jerky, cherry and baking spice, and garrigue with a velvety, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish with elements of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, and baking spice, leather, and violets and pepper with coating, grippy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Ripe and rich but maintains the cooler sanguine and olive aspects of Syrah; very well executed.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, beef jerky, cherry and baking spice, and garrigue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, and baking spice, leather, and violets and pepper
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: Ripe and rich but maintains the cooler sanguine and olive aspects of Syrah; very well executed.

The Producer

Mira Winery

The Producer
433 Soscol Ave Suite A100-3
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 843-722-9670

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.