“The 2016 Syrah Bien Nacido is a stellar wine. Vivid and explosive on the palate, with tremendous energy, the 2016 is utterly captivating. Dark Syrah fruit, savory herb and crushed rock notes are all present. The 2016 finishes with substantial weight, aromatic intensity and pure power. I loved it.” – Vinous, 94pts
Of the noble grape varieties, Syrah may have the oldest geography and history. The vines origins are thought to date back to one of the world’s earliest wine-producing regions, the city of Shiraz in the Middle East. Now worshipped in the Rhône Valley in France, these dark, dense, and powerful wines can be just as distinct as Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll find this grape also largely grown in Australia, where it is identifiable as Shiraz.
Sometimes known to be “meaty,” think exotic spices and darker meat dishes to help showcase the complexity of these wines. Syrah needs time to show its greatness, but when it does, you’ll be thankful you had a bottle!