Review: Coppola Reserve Syrah

Coppola Reserve SyrahI’m so excited because our fall shipment of Coppola Wine just arrived last week. The first bottle out of the box was the Reserve Syrah.  I poured myself a glass before dinner and before I could finish it, I spilled the last few drops on the carpet.  Recently the hubs and I have been talking about new flooring in the living room and dining room.  So instead of getting angry over spilled wine, I said to him, “Do you know the best way to get spilled wine out of carpet?  New carpet!”  We both had a good laugh and then I reached for the carpet stain remover.  The stain came right up.  Guess I have to wait a while longer to replace the carpet.

Anyway, back to the Coppola Reserve Syrah. If you aren’t familiar with Syrah here are a few things to think about when drinking it.

Syrah is one of the darkest, full-bodied red wines. When you taste it be prepared for a punch of flavor.  It has a slightly spicy aftertaste; although smooth, similar to Cab.  In fact, Syrah is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for a more ample flavor. Basically, if you like Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll likely enjoy drinking a Syrah.  It’s definitely a safe wine to try if you’re looking to broaden your horizons and try different varieties.Reserve Syrah Coppola Winery

This bottle is on the pricier side at $40, but well worth it. Syrah is a nice wine to pair with barbeque smoked meats or even a blue cheese burger; anything with bold flavor.  The trick is to bring out the subtle, distinctive flavors of the wine.  So what the heck, invite a few friends over for one final BBQ of the season and enjoy!

Please leave your comments below, I would love to hear from you.  Until next time, cheers!

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