Thursday, August 18, 2022

Duxoup Dry Creek Syrah, 2015

I like French Syrah from the Northern Rhone and some Australian Shiraz, but I don't have much experience with California Syrah. That's why I ordered this wine when I spotted it on the wine list at the Out of the Fire Cafe in Donegal, PA. The Duxoup Syrah does not have much in common with Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph or even most Australian Shiraz wines. But it was an enjoyable accompaniment to an excellent entree of roast New Zealand lamb.

Dark, opaque. Duxoup usually incorporates about 10% Cabernet Sauvignon in its Syrah wines, and it shows. Big, extracted smells and flavors. Boysenberries, dark plums. Full bodied with moderate acidity and big fruit flavors that linger on the finish. Not a lot of complexity at this stage of its development.

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