Calldera wine category:  g (dry, fruity, medium-to-full bodied, not acidic, not tannic, not oaked)

Origin:  Applegate Valley, OR, USA

Calldera rating:  4.4 (on a 1 – 5 point scale)

Calldera tasting note:  “Mild, pale ruby colored wine with an aroma of cherry and bacon fat.  Red fruit on the palate.  Lingering finish.  Enjoy with barbecue pork or tofu and hard cheeses.  Pairs nicely with sports on the big screen.”

% alcohol:  14.4%

Average price:  $35.00

The 2019 Troon Vineyard Syrah is a dry, fruity, medium-bodied red wine that is tasty and balanced on the palate.  The predominant flavors are cherry and (believe it or not!) bacon fat.  The wine is ready to drink now and should be cellared for no more than two years.

The Syrah grape historically has been grown for wine production in the Rhone region of France.  Arguably, the best Rhone Syrah wines are from the St. Joseph and Crozes Hermitage areas within the Rhone Valley and exhibit unique flavors of cherry and bacon fat.  These famous wines of the Rhone command some of the highest prices for wines from the region.

At roughly $35.00 per bottle, the 2019 Troon Vineyard Syrah is unexpectedly similar in taste to the typically more expensive St. Joseph and Crozes Hermitage Syrahs and hence, is designated as a Calldera Value Wine.

A mild, Calldera “g” category wine, the 2019 Troon Vineyard Syrah is nice to sip on its own and is likely to please most of your friends.

The 2019 Troon Vineyard Syrah pairs perfectly with smoked and barbecued pork or tofu and is an excellent accompaniment to sports tailgating events and backyard barbecues.  The wine also pairs nicely with various hard cheeses, such as cheddar and Manchego…and of course, smoked cheeses.


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