2017 Syrah Blend “Vacation”
Varietal: 70% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Oak: Hungarian/French Oak for 24 months
Aromas of cedar, blackberry, cassis. Full-bodied with dark fruit flavors, with a punch of flavor that tapers off to a spicy peppery note in the finish.
With its massive full-bodied taste, Syrah pairs great with bold foods. You can pair Syrah with anything from a blue cheese burger to barbecue; the trick is to bring out the subtle nuances in the wine.
On the Label: Kathleen Brundage from Yucaipa, California, captured this “Vacation” photo at California’s Mammoth Mountain.