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2022 Syrah

2022 Syrah

A new-world take on a classic

$35


Retail

$28


Wine Society

About the Wine

The 2022 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

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Deep ruby core with magenta highlights and moderate tears that subtly stain the glass.

Aroma

Layered with intense notes of black cherry, berry tart, dark plum, black olive, dried herbs, vanilla, sweet tobacco, and mocha.

Palate

Complex with ripe blackberry, black cherry, and boysenberry on entry, followed by savory elements of dried sage, button mushroom, cured meat, black pepper, and vanilla. The tannins are silky, well-integrated, and balanced by moderate acidity, which melds the layers of fruit and spice and leads to a moderately long finish of sustained berry compote, vanilla, dark chocolate, and barrel spice.

KEY FEATURES

  • Appellation

    Central Coast

  • Fermentation

    Stainless steel open & closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice daily pumpovers

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 17 months in 28% new French oak

  • Alcohol

    15.0%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Seared Duck Breast

The 2022 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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