Swill or Swell: Episode 18
Boom Boom Syrah
Welcome to Swill or Swell, a weekly series where I taste grocery store wines and let you know if they’re worth the buck or just meant for the drain!
CAVEAT! As you read this, please keep in mind that wine is subjective! This means that everyone enjoys different things and something I like might not be something you like and vice versa. I’ll be as objective as I can with facts about the wine’s quality, but in the end if your opinion differs from mine...that’s perfectly fine! Wine is only worth drinking if YOU like drinking it!
LET’S INTRODUCE THE WINE
Today I’ll be tasting the Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah from WA State. I purchased this from Trader Joe’s for $12.99. I’m excited to try this because I am a fan of others Charles Smith wines, and love that this is a wine from Washington!
BOOM BOOM SYRAH FUN FACTS
Let’s start by talking about the Syrah varietal.
Now let’s talk a little about the producer, Charles Smith
WINE TASTING NOTES
Look: A deep color, sort of a purple/maroon
Smell: Blackberry bramble (a woodsy type of smell), some black pepper jerky, a little olive
Taste: There’s definitely a bitterness to it (the acidity and tannin has a great balance, the bitterness is just the taste), a little nuttiness, high alcohol
Food Pairing - Any type of game meat (venison, antelope, lamb, etc.)
Occasion - A BBQ, or even a night in with friends
Rating - This was a good, budget friendly wine! However, I personally don’t think I would buy this again. I would give this a swell.
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