Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Wine & Dine Wednesday
Happy Hump Day! I am so happy to be able to share this wine with you guys! The Mr. picked out this bottle at World Market. It is a blend of wines, which in my book, is a great choice.
This wine is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 10% Syrah (the other, where is the name comes from). It is a 2010. For those not familiar with Syrah, it is a specific grape variety indigenous to France. For some time now growers in California and Washington state have been adding Syrah to their varieties, which has increasingly become popular.
Syrah is a thick skinned berry and almost black in color. It forms a deep, intense nearly black color of wine. The flavor is very rich, spicy and often has intense alcohol strength. The Syrah is often described as "lavish" or "voluptuous" and even on the back of this bottle is says it is "tastefully seductive" and "sin-sually delicious". If you have not tried a wine with this variety of grape, I would suggest you try it.
Speaking of Merlot....