Syrah is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood grape varieties. It can produce peppery, savory wines with spicy tannins. On the other hand, there are plump, super jammy versions to choose from as well. Which is the true expression? With Ridge Valley, we borrow from both sides of Syrah’s stylistic polemic, to produce a fruit-sweet yet spicy-savory take on this classic red grape variety.
Ridge Valley Monterey Syrah pairs well with:
Spicy cold cuts
ABOUT THIS WINE
PERSONALITY: Jammy, spicy, savory, plump
COLOR: Deep ruby red with a purple hue
NOSE: Black fruit, black pepper, spice, smoke
PALATE: Brooding and masculine, with a hefty, chewy edge to the blackberry jam, dark plum, peppery bacon and black olive flavors.
TERROIR: Backside of coastal ridges, protected from oceanic influence
GRAPES: 98% Syrah, 2% Mixed Red
SERVING TEMP: 64-67° F
TASTE PROFILE: Dark and spicy
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