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Valentin V

Valentin V
2017 Syrah, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Valentin V
2017 Syrah, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of berry and cherry yogurts, granola, and medicated swab with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium finish that presents overtones of nuts and edible flowers with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A solid syrah with nice fruit and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: berry and cherry yogurts, granola, and medicated swab
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of nuts and edible flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid syrah with nice fruit and balance.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
18 Weyburn Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
USA
1 914-882-4285

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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.