2006 Schug Carneros Syrah (750ml)

2006 Schug Carneros Syrah (750ml)

Regular price $14.99 Sale

This is one good Syrah. European-style, colder-climate from Carneros, but with some good CA fruit and fine length! Not too acid-tasting like some European ones, it has great legs, a firm body and lasts forever on the tongue.

Pepper, and spice on the palate, with sharp dry red fruits behind it. No alcohol heat,which is usually what you get when you taste
"spice". It tastes of Syrah, pure and simple, with some nods to a good Pinot Noir! It's the restrained pepper and the Carneros red fruit perhaps. Body is medium, it has great acid counterpoint, but not too much. It has good pH and will probably age interestingly too. Paired beautifully with a good hearty Coq au Vin I made yesterday.

I could drink this all day. And probably will! There will be more complex Syrahs, and heavier ones out there, certainly, but there is a lot going on in this bottle you'll have to find the very best to match this. Top value.