Wine type: Red wine, blend of two vineyards
Varietals & Vintage : #Syrah & #FoçaKarası 2013
Producer: #USCA Winery is a boutique winery which is located in Urla, Izmir. Winery is a member of #urlawineroute.
Vineyard & Terroir: Syrah variety is from #Urla Kocadağ vinyard which is planted in 2005. #FoçaKarasi variety is from #Aliağa Uzunburun Vineyards which is planted in 2003.
Alcohol: 13.1 %
Cork: Natural cork.
Wine is clear and has medium ruby colour with purple reflection. On the nose it is clear and spices. Developing and intense aroma profile.
Wine character, flavour & palate
If I define 2013 #Sonnet23 characteristics; it is
- dry and has medium plus acidity,
- medium tannins,
- medium body,
- medium plus flavour intensity.
On my palate I feel spices and red fruits, cloves, red plum and dark cherry , black currant, blueberry, chocolate nuance and smoky flavour. Finish is medium length. You will see very nice legs in the glass.
Where to buy or try: When you visit Izmir you can visit winery in #Urla and buy or try this wine in the winery.
Wine & Food Match: This wine can pair with some light grills and you can pair with some cheddar or Turkish cheeses.
Conclusion: It has good quality level. This wine can drink now and has potential to age also for a 1-3 years. 2013 #Sonnet23 blend’s total production is 4750 bottles and I had the 3475th one. Very nice to know which bottle I was going to open. Before serving I recommend to decant and give 30 minutes or an hour for aeration. Aromas and flavours will be more well- defined and complex.
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