About This Wine
Assuming you were around, you may remember the 1970s for any number of reasons.
For some, it was a time of growing political awareness. For others, especially women, it was a time of increasing economic liberty. For still others, it was a time of growing up as the hippie culture of the 1960s faded.
In the world of wine, the 1970s was when California began to shine on the global stage. A Golden State wine beat out French counterparts in a much-publicized tasting. Daily newspapers ran weekly wine-focused columns. And a group of vintners later nicknamed the “Rhone Rangers” began making wine from Rhone Valley varieties — in particular, Syrah.
Today, California Syrah is extremely popular. It’s made in a number of styles, but probably the most popular is one that mirrors the Syrah-based blends of the Rhone. The 2012 Bridge Trail Vineyards Syrah is such a blend — a sublime wine with now-deep California roots.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:Syrah and Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various Califiornia Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Licorice, Clove and Smoked Meat
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionbarbecued meats, or game birds.
20 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot NoirSyrah. Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe