“From familiar places in California and Australia to less-expected locales in Idaho and beyond, here are highly pleasurable Syrahs worth looking for.” Food & Wine writer Brian Freedman has selected 42 syrahs from all over the world that exemplify this exciting variety. While the vintage reviewed is no longer for sale, the 2016 vintage of this wine is now available.
This Syrah, with 7% Viognier, plumbs the depths of complexity as soon as you sniff it: Smoked beef, scorched earth, Amarena cherries, and star anise are almost impossibly complex, and set the stage for a palate of ripe, sweet black plums, figs, blackberries, cassis, hoisin sauce, melted dark chocolate, and floral peppercorns. A spine of minerality runs up the middle, anchoring it all and providing a jumping-off point for all that follows.
– Brian Freedman, Food & Wine
This wine is part of our Advance Tasting Program (ATP) membership, which provides members the exclusive opportunity to receive very limited, single-vineyard wines only available direct from the winery. Each ATP selection reflects Ridge’s winemaking style, emphasizing the distinctive qualities of the vineyards’ geographic location, as well as grape variety. Interested in joining? Learn more about ATP.