Full Review

Notre Vue Estate

Notre Vue Estate
2014 Vineyard Blocks 40.7G.37.35E Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

Notre Vue Estate
2014 Vineyard Blocks 40.7G.37.35E Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Peppery aromas of blackberry tea, star anise, coarsely ground pepper, and summer sausage with a chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, complex, long dark chocolate, dried cherry, geranium, and clove finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A huge, inky syrah to bulldoze a steak dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry tea, star anise, coarsely ground pepper, and summer sausage
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, dried cherry, geranium, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A huge, inky syrah to bulldoze a steak dinner.

The Importer

Notre Vue Estate Wine Group

The Importer
PO Box 1680
Windsor, CA 95492
USA
1 707-433-4050

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.