2013 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad, Germany, Baden, Wine Review

Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has black raspberries and slight bacon fat.  On the palate, cranberries and black cherries.  Slightly sour notes. Light tannins.  This is a great wine to fool people in a blind tasting.  After all, who is going to guess German Syrah?  At around $30, this is not crazy priced either.  Nothing amazing here but it is a solid, cooler profile Syrah.  

Germany’s Baden Wine Region: Land of Wine & Sunshine

I begin this article with a disclaimer: Baden is one of my favorite wine regions in all of Germany – not that I’ve ever visited a German wine region I didn’t like. I’m heartily biased toward Baden, however, not least because I’ve spent so much time there. Our good friends – the ones who arranged last fall’s winery tour – have taken us all over Baden, ensuring that this warm and inviting part of Germany will always have a special place in my heart.