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Wildwood Oak Winery

Wildwood Oak Winery
2018 "Mamma Mia" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37

Wildwood Oak Winery
2018 "Mamma Mia" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
Black violet color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of dark chocolate with almonds, cherry confection, raspberry gelee, and apple fritters with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that shows impressions of vanilla and sassafras with moderate oak flavor. A well-integrated, fruity Syrah with wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate with almonds, cherry confection, raspberry gelee, and apple fritters
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of vanilla and sassafras
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-integrated, fruity Syrah with wide appeal.

The Producer

Wildwood Oak Winery

The Producer
34088 Lake Breeze Dr
Yucaipa, CA 92399
USA
1 951-314-1740

Their Portfolio

91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2015 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi 14% (USA) $45.00.
88 Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Summer’s Point, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.6% (USA) $40.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Joshua’s Landing, Chardonnay, Lodi 13% (USA) $33.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Abba Mokelumne River, Syrah, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $45.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Elk Vineyard "Regan’s Blend", Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $33.00.
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Kreek Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 14.1% (USA) $33.00.
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard "Mamma Mia", Syrah, Lodi 15.3% (USA) $37.50.
86 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Abba Vineyard "Rowan Down the River", Grenache, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
92 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Abba Vineyard "Super Trouper", Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
89 Wildwood Oak Winery 2017 Abba Vineyard "Joshua’s Landing", Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $35.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Best of Abba Red Blend, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 "Mamma Mia" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi 15.1% (USA) $37.00.
85 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.7% (USA) $33.00.
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 Kelsi Creek 8.0 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 14.1% (USA) $33.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Wildwood Oak Winery 2018 Best Of Abba Red Blend, Lodi 14% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Wildwood Oak Winery 2019 "Amelia’s Cove" Abba Vineyard, Syrah, Lodi 15% (USA) $37.00.

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.