Aromas of blackberry pie, dusty sweet oak and mellow spices of cardamom and mace are prominent with underlying hints of smoke, earth, and cocoa. Flavors of raspberries and blackberries dominate giving this wine a juicy, mouthwatering character. The finish is long with flavors of currants, cherries, and cocoa powder tannins.
This aromatic and elegant Matchbook Syrah will pair perfectly with a rich Italian Bolognaise sauce over pasta, or even a barbequed rack of baby back ribs smothered in your favorite sauce.
Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
I found this richer than expected (for a Syrah), which I liked, but overall the wine did not impress. Not rich and complex enough to merit the only adequate suppleness and finish.