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2020 SYRAH

A new-world take on a classic

$35


Retail

$28


Wine Society

About the Wine

The 2020 JUSTIN Syrah is a full-bodied new-world take on a classic grape variety originally from the Northern Rhône in France. With complex character and versatility, this limited offering gets along well with a wide range of palates and food pairings, including a hearty dinner featuring flavorful meat dishes and rich starches.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Syrah

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Bright, with a deeply concentrated purple core that lightens toward the rim with a ruby/purple hue and moderately stained tears on the glass.

Aroma

Aromatic with ripe black cherry, plum, dried sage, vanilla, black pepper, leather, and oak.

Palate

Full-bodied with mixed black fruits of currant, boysenberry, and blackberry on entry and a savory midpalate of black olive, toasted spice, leather, and dried herbs. The medium-to-long finish is balanced with moderate tannins complemented by notes of ripe fruit and oak.

KEY FEATURES

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

T-bins and stainless steel closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs/punch-downs

Maturation

Barrel-aged for 16 months in 22% new French oak

Alcohol

15%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Seared Duck Breast

The 2020 JUSTIN Syrah is a solid counterpart to the heartiest of dishes because of its complexity and great balance of textures. Enjoy with a honey-glazed duck breast over butternut squash and farro-risotto or Kansas City-style pork ribs and traditional sides.

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