Fields Family Wines Estate Syrah

Last week, I joined in on a BrandLive and Twitter tasting of 4 different Lodi wines paired with 4 cheeses.  I have mentioned before how cool the BrandLive tastings are because you have a chance to interact with winemakers (and also the cheesemonger in this instance) and ask them questions.  I really don’t drink many wines from Lodi so it was a great opportunity to learn what is going on with wine in the region.  Overall, I found that most of the wines we tasted were a little outside of what I tend to enjoy.  However, the 2011 Fields Family Wines Estate Syrah was definitely an exception.

2011 Fields Family Wines Estate Syrah
2011 Fields Family Wines Estate Syrah

Technical Stuff

100% Syrah from Lodi.  The Syrah is grown in the Fields Family Estate Vineyard, which is certified organic.  Aged in French barrels (less than 25% new).  Native yeasts, 14.2% alcohol, and a retail price of around $22/bottle.

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of violet surrounded with exotic spices.  The bright palate has notes of earth, currants, anise, and black pepper.  Smooth tannins and healthy acidity (yet a little hotter than I would prefer).  Overall, this Syrah is well worth uncorking!

Fields Family Wines

*Media Sample

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