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Californian Syrah certainly isn't a wine for the meek. This bold, spicy wine typically has heaps of raspberry, black fruit and heady levels of alcohol.
Syrah is relatively new to California, yet it's taken extremely well to the climate. It loves long periods of sunshine, and the heat of the Central Coast AVA.
Originating in the Rhone Valley, Syrah was first planted en masse in California in the 1980s, and the last 25 years have seen production of the grape swell.
Syrah is a suitable wine for those that like their alcohol. It tends to hover around the 14-15% ABV region, and is known for its potent dark fruit and soft fruit. Californian Syrah is a great alternative to Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
San Luis Obispo in the Central Coast is the largest Syrah producing region in the United States. It's high daily temperatures help the grape ripen through the roof and result in high alcohol wines with beautifully concentrated flavor.
Unsurprisingly, this wine needs big, hearty food to keep it in check. Think lamb, venison, winter stews, and any pepper-heavy sauces.