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Pend D’Oreille

Pend D’Oreille
2019 Syrah, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Pend D’Oreille
2019 Syrah, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of black cherry, strawberry, green olive, grilled black plum, roasted espresso, and clove with a supple, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, instant black cherry, black pepper, concord grape, and tea finish with fine, well-integrated, medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A brooding, dark fruited Syrah; try with weekend lamb roast.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: black cherry, strawberry, green olive, grilled black plum, roasted espresso, and clove
Taste Flavor: black cherry, black pepper, concord grape, and tea
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, dark fruited Syrah; try with weekend lamb roast.

The Producer

Pend d'Oreille Winery

The Producer
301 Cedar Street Suite 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-265-8545

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.