The Syrah grape is characterized by moderate berries of a deep, dense nature. Intense in aroma and high in natural acids, the Syrah grape makes wines which age well for long periods of time.
Wine made with Syrah will be medium to dark in color with a rich, heady aroma and flavor. It takes time, however, for Syrah to mature to these qualities, making it a wine that should not be consumed young lest you favor a highly astringent wine.
Well matured Syrah is a noble wine making it a complement for many complex meat or game dishes.