Wildwood Oak Winery 2021 Abba Vineyard Syrah –
This is a full-bodied Syrah with intense aromas and flavors including black fruit such as blackberries, blueberries, black plums, and black cherries. The wine is also complex, yet balanced with a variety of floral including lavender, Herbs of Provence and baking spices. There is a hint of leather, cedar, vanilla, white pepper and smoke with a long commanding finish.
The pairing: Meats like grilled steaks like tri-tip or porterhouse or braised meats like short ribs, gamey meats like duck, lamb like lamb chops with a chimichurri sauce, and pork like BBQ ribs.
The nose: Intense aromas of rich black fruit like blackberries cherries, with floral like lavender and violet, with baking spices and vanilla.
The palate: Upfront, there is an intense ripe black fruit, yet nicely balanced. This is followed by baking spices, a hint of vanilla, leather, cedar, white pepper and smoke with a long commanding finish.
What people are saying:
- This wine is beautiful, just like its namesake!
- Pairs with meat and more meat!
- Appellation: Lodi, CA
- Composition: 100% Syrah
- Sourcing: Abba Vineyard
- Production: less than 60 cases
- Aging: 9 months in medium toast American Oak (30% new)
- Alcohol: 03%
- TA: 4 g/l
- pH: 47 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 38
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