Seven Super Syrahs

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Seven Super Syrahs
And we’re back with another round of favorite wines from our favorite wine writers. Today we’re taking a look at Syrah, that misunderstood red wine that offers up layers of savory, spicy, and complex flavors along with rich fruit.
Syrah is decidedly not a popular wine, most likely because of it’s flavor profile which classically included peppery notes along with grilled meat and beefy accents but at the same time great syrah brings wonderful plum, boysenberry, black cherry and blackberry flavors to the table. they can be challenging wines for many palate, but given the right food to pair with they can also be amazing. Try them with grilled meats, particularly lamb or grass fed beef and you’ll be amazed at the synergy between food and wine. Not sure where to find great Syrah. Well, that’s where our suggestions come into play. Check out what some top wine writers think!

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  • Snooth User: info168
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    193493 44

    Why is it that there is never a mention on Cypriot wines. Cyprus has the perfect weather conditions for a great wines such as Syrah. Our winery produces an excellent syrah barrel aged 18 months, a full body wine similar to Australian wines which won gold medal in Syrah du monde, silver in Brussels. May something should be mentioned so that people can learn more about Cypriot wines.

    May 07, 2014 at 12:55 PM

  • I have a couple Syrahs, one at either end of the spectrum: the first is Peter Cargasacchi's 2005 Point Concepción Syrah Cuvée Jalama--really rich fruit, but great balance and complexity. I really could not believe how truly great this wine was. Outstanding. The second is the 2006 Tallulah Syrah Bald Mountain Ranch--Rich, luscious fruit with great structure and balance. The finish lasts for quite some time. This wine is rich enough to be enjoyed by itself, but not so overpowering that it precluded being an integral part of a meal (it needs to be a bold meal, but nonetheless....).

    May 07, 2014 at 2:14 PM

  • No Washington Syrah? Hard to find better bang for the buck than Rulo and Southard, and at the other end, Cayuse and Reynvaan are at or near the top of many lists these days.

    May 07, 2014 at 2:21 PM

  • Snooth User: edwilley3
    829046 146

    Syrah so light it looks like pinot noir? No thanks.

    May 07, 2014 at 3:57 PM

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