Wednesday, July 09, 2008

WBW #47: A Spicerack Sonoma Syrah Brought To You By The Letter S

This is the July edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday and it has been brought to us by Erin and Michelle of the Grape Juice blog. And this time, we've been asked to be a kid again, to regress a little bit into our childhood, and think outside the box! So today's wine has been brought to you by the letter S.

No, I am not Silly and here is my S wine: the 2006 Spicerack Punchdown Syrah Sonoma Coast. Spicerack is a project from Marin winemakers Jonathan and Susan Pey of Scenic Root Winegrowers. The wine comes from two low-yielding, Sustainable farmed, cool climate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. The name reflects the many times the cap was punched down during fermentation. After that, only neutral oak barrels were used for aging.

The wine has a Serious dark color and a Spicy, peppery nose of Sweet fruit. With a reasonable level of alcohol (13.2%), the palate is Super Smooth with a Somewhat Solid Structure. Smoky, I wouldn't say, rather Savory, perfect anyway with Some Spiced Lamb Chops With Cucumber-Mint Sauce.

Previous WBW posts:
•  WBW #45: Old World Riesling, awesome!
•  WBW #44: can Chinon wines age?
•  WBW #43: 2004 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie Les Chiens-Chiens, a comfort wine

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Matthieu Devin said...

Sounds Succulent!

Dale Cruse said...

That sounds delicious - especially with the lamb!

Catherine Granger said...

Yes, I always like to pair Syrah and Lamb. The two work particularly well together.

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