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Syrah / Viognier Reserve
Grape Varieties97% Syrah, 3% Viognier
- 93 Points
DescriptionLocated in Israels Hefer Valley, the Recanati Winery is a showcase winemaking facility, equipped with the most innovative technology available today. Owned by Lenny Recanati, a native of Israel with ancestral roots stretching back to Italy, the winery is the fruit of Lennys life-long dream to produce truly world-class wines. Chief winemaker is Gil Shatsberg, a graduate of the U.C. Davis wine program. Formerly a winemaker at Israels Amphorae and Carmel wineries, Gil brings to Recanati proven expertise in his field, allied to a devotion to artistry and craftsmanship in winemaking.
VinificationIn the same style as is traditional in the Rhone Valley’s famed Cote Rotie appellation, Viognier grapes are co-fermented with Syrah grapes.
NoseA distinct Syrah nose with black pepper, blackberry fruits and some violets flowers on top.
PalateSoft, yet firm, tannins, well-balanced with ripe fruits and some earthy flavors. All spiced with a light cinnamon and mocha.
Serving SuggestionsDelicious with grilled red meats and hearty stews. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature.