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The Big Easy Syrah 2012 Wine Review

The Big Easy Syrah 2012

The Big Easy Syrah 2012

Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $35.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Big Easy

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Purple and juicy with a pleasant bite on the finish and lots of acidity through the palate that's balanced with fruit fleshiness for rare meats. Reminds me on a Zinfandel and Cabernet blend. Pair with BBQ anything.

Syrah food pairings: chargrilled pork chop, spice-braised lamb, burgers with blue cheese, rare roast beef.

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This The Big Easy Syrah 2012 was reviewed on September 5, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Opaque in colour the nose is full of sweet dark berries and a slight green herbal note. The palate is creamy and rich with a sweet baking spice finish. Very tasty wine. Tasted August 2015. 90 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Love the label! But that's not how we choose the wine, right? ;) This is a big California wine with opaque colour and thick legs showing extraction. Intense black fruit nose. Earthy, woody and herbal notes on the palate. Medium+ acidity and polishing tannins. The finish is long and warm - a combination 14.9% alcohol and warm baking spices. Pair with charred meats. A BIG but Easy drinking wine.
Tasted: August 2015
Produced by Fess Parker, this Californian big red wine has excellent intensity and depth of flavour. Good to drink now or cellar. - Community Wine Reviews

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