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2012 Bridge Trail Vineyards California Syrah

2012 Bridge Trail Vineyards California Syrah Zoom

This engaging wine offers notes of black cherry, licorice, clove and smoked meat.

Varietal: Syrah Vintage: 2012
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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.

About Syrah

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.

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Tasting Notes

  • 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.

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6 Reviews

    A bit on the lighter side, the clove is definitely the predominant flavor.

    6/30/2013 Devin Lamarca
    • Rater Rank 784
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3

    Light & fruity for a Syrah. But very tasty, Must be blended with Merlot. Medium tannins. Works better with food than alone.

    7/10/2013 Grant & Lisa
    • Rater Rank 12
    • Number of Ratings 41
    • Average 4.0243902439

    very nice

    9/10/2013 Dave Anderson
    • Number of Ratings 1

    A bit of a busy taste... complex to the point of confusing. Best paired with food to even it out.

    10/22/2013 Scott K
    • Rater Rank 684
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 1.5

    Ok table wine. Aroma of a cheap boxed rose, light in color. Drinkable, but barely.

    10/24/2013 ari
    • Number of Ratings 1


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